MingYang Smart Energy launches a 16 MW offshore wind turbine

MingYang Smart Energy has laun­ch­ed MySE 16.0-242, reportedly the wor­d’s largest hy­brid drive wind turbine for offshore wind po­wer. With a 16 MW rated capacity, the 264 metre high turbine features a 242 metre diameter ro­tor and 118 metre long bla­des. MySE 16.0-242 is designed for high-wind IEC IB including typhoon-class IEC TC. The swept area of the product is 46,000

sq­­uare metres. In one year, a single MySE 16.0-242 turbine can produce 80,000 MWh of electricity, which is en­ough to power more than 20,000 hou­se­holds. MySE 16.0-242 produces 45 per cent more energy than Ming­Yang’s former turbine model, the MySE 11.0-203. Mo­re­­over, the weight of the product is co­m­petitively low, at less than 37 tonnes per MW.

During its 25-year lifespan, one MySE 16.0-242 is expected to eliminate more th­an 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide em­issions. On the design front, all power electronics and transformers have been moved up the tower into the nacelle, simplifying wiring and improving system ma­intenance. As an added benefit, an air­tight design protects the nacelle from se­vere salt spray corrosion while allowing for internal natural air cooling, resulting in an optimum environment for efficient op­e­ration within the nacelle. MySE 16.0-242, certified by DNV and the China General Certification Center, is scheduled for full prototype roll-out in 2022, followed by pr­o­totype installation in the first half of 2023 and commercial production in 2024.

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