Chinese turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has secured an order to supply its 11MW turbine to two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 1GW.
It is due to supply Guangdong Electric Power Development with its MySE 11-230 typhoon-proof hybrid-drive offshore wind turbines for two deep-water sites off Guangdong province in south-east China.
The 600MW Qingzhou I Qingzhou I (600MW) Offshoreoff Yangjiang, Guangdong, China, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details and 400MW Qingzhou II Qingzhou II (400MW) Offshoreoff Yangjiang, Guangdong, China, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details projects are due to be commissioned by 2023.
They will operate on a merchant basis following the Chinese government scrapping feed-in tariffs at the end of December 2021.
MingYang launched its 11MW turbine in July 2020. At the time it was the largest, most powerful turbine offered by a Chinese manufacturer. It has since unveiled a world-leading 16MW offshore wind turbine.
The company's hybrid-drive turbines feature both a drivetrain and permanent magnet generator.