Mingyang to Enter UK Offshore Wind Market, Partners with Opergy
Opergy Group and China-headquartered Mingyang Smart Energy Group have formed a strategic partnership to support the entry of Mingyang into the UK offshore wind market.
The partnership aims to accelerate the development of UK offshore wind projects, with Mingyang already one of China’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, as well as supporting the development of onshore wind, hydrogen, and solar initiatives across the UK.
“The UK is a pivotal market for the expansion of our clean energy portfolio, and we are delighted to join forces with Opergy. With their track record, we are confident in our shared ability to deliver cutting-edge offshore wind projects, as well as drive advancements in onshore wind, hydrogen, and solar energy solutions. This partnership signifies a significant step forward in our commitment to a greener and more sustainable future,” said Ma Jing, Mingyang Smart Energy Group’s International CEO.
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Li Bian, Mingyang Smart Energy Group’s General Manager for the UK, added that the partnership between the two companies brings together their complementary strengths, market knowledge and expertise, and innovative engineering solutions with Mingyang’s portfolio of offshore wind turbines including the latest flagship 18 MW model.
Unveiled at the beginning of this year, the MySE 18.X-28X features 140-metre-long blades and a rotor diameter of over 280 metres. The turbine has a swept area of 66,052 square metres, equal to the area of nine football fields.
The UK government has set a target for 50 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 – at present there is around 27 GW in operation or in receipt of a CfD contract.
“The UK has really ambitious plans for offshore wind. If we want to reach 50 gigawatts by 2030, we really need overseas investment to help us achieve that as well as manufacturers to come into the UK. Of course, Mingyang is one of the biggest turbine manufacturers in the world, so we are particularly keen to support their UK presence,” said Chris Hay, Head of Renewable Energy Trade Investment in China for the Department of Business and Trade UK.