The Chinese company Ming Yang Smart Energy Group Ltd. presented plans for developing an offshore wind turbine with an incredible power of 22 MW. Such large wind turbines decrease the costs for investors when developing wind projects since the number of installations needed for the desired capacity is lower.
This new turbine is planned to be built by 2024 or 2025 and will feature a rotor diameter of 310 m (1,017 ft.), which is nearly the size of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This blade length results in a swept area of around 75,000 square meters (around 807,000 sq. ft.). Therefore, it is considered to be one of the largest machines and one of the largest moving parts ever built. Previously in January, the company presented an 18 MW wind turbine with a diameter of 140 meters (459 ft.).
The turbine was presented at the China Wind Power 2023 in Beijing in October, alongside the 11 MW onshore wind turbine. The new 22 MW wind turbine will be resistant to extreme conditions such as typhoons and will be suitable for offshore applications for both fixed-bottom and floating options in regions with high-wind conditions that average 8.5–10 m/s. On the other hand, the 11 MW onshore version is suitable for the challenging conditions of desert regions and is in production at Ming Yang’s Inner Mongolia base. The onshore version features a rotor diameter of 233 m (764 ft.) to 243 m (797 ft.).
Such renewable energy solutions can revolutionize the energy sector by providing clean energy and decreasing costs. Through innovation and continuous research and development (R&D), such manufacturers can accelerate the path towards decarbonization and sustainability.
Ming Yang Smart Energy was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Zhongshan, China. The company is one of the largest wind turbine manufacturing companies in China and also provides solutions for solar PV technologies and smart energy.