Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has signed an agreement with DNV GL for the Type Certification of MingYang’s new MySE11-203 offshore wind turbine.
MingYang’s recently announced model has a rated power of 11 MW and a rotor diameter of 203 metres.
The turbine’s 99-metre carbon-glass hybrid blades, MySE11-99A1, provide a swept area of 32,365 square metres.
According to MingYang, the MySE11-203 is the world’s biggest hybrid drive wind turbine, offering a 31 per cent higher annual energy production compared to its predecessor.
“MySE11-203 turbine is designed for the challenging and harsh offshore environment. Partnering with DNV GL, the world-leading certification body, the cooperation between MingYang and DNV GL enters into a new stage for a long-term relationship, and highlights MingYang’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality and performance standards for our offshore wind turbines. It’s very important to certify our turbines and demonstrates they are fully compliant to the international industry standard and reliable,” said Qiying Zhang, Executive President of MingYang.
MingYang said that the company is targeting the European and other international markets with the new turbine model.
“The significant advantage of small-size and light-weight makes MySE a very good fit for both bottom-fixed offshore wind and floating offshore wind. Working closely with DNVGL and get the Type Certificate for MySE11-203 will provide strong confidence towards the clients,” said Dr. Chenwei, General Manager of MingYang European Business & Engineering Center.
MingYang plans to install the prototype MySE11-203 turbine in 2021, and have the model commercially available in 2022.
“DNV GL predicts that offshore wind will generate almost 9% of electricity globally by 2050, compared with 0.3% today,” said Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President of Renewables Certification at DNV GL.
”One important enabler of this trend are larger turbines and the entrance of floating wind. With its new 11MW turbine, MingYang will pave the way for participating in the fast growing offshore wind market with a turbine which is certified to the highest international safety and performance standards.”