China’s MingYang has unveiled an 11-MW offshore wind turbine, the MySE11-203, which it describes as the world’s largest hybrid drive wind turbine
Designed to meet the requirements of IEC wind class IB, the MySE11-203 has a nameplate capacity of 11 MW, rotor diameter of 203 m and 31% higher annual energy production than its predecessor in the company’s portfolio. The turbine has 99-m long carbon-glass hybrid blades and a swept area of 32,365 m2.
A prototype is due to be erected in 2021. It will be commercially available in 2022.
“MingYang aims to become the leading global player in offshore wind in the long term,” said the company, highlighting the strong growth in the European offshore wind market.
With Europe in mind, the Chinese company recently established a European business and engineering centre in Hamburg, to introduce its turbines to the European market and deepen technical and commercial co-operation with partners in Europe.
“With technology from Europe and a strong global supply chain, MingYang could provide a competitive solution and a lower levelised cost of energy for the European offshore wind market,” the company claimed.
In June, Riviera held a series of webinars on offshore wind. These are available to view in our webinar library