DNV’s issues Statement of Feasibility for MingYang's 16 MW turbine

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 26/08/2021 DNV
DNV has issued a Statement of Feasibility to MingYang Smart Energy's newly unveiled 16 MW offshore wind turbine MySE16.0-242.

Designed for high-wind IEC IB including typhoon-class IEC TC, the MySE 16.0-242 features 118-meter long blades, and a 46,000 m2 swept area equivalent of more than six fields. According to MySE, a single 16.0-242 turbine can generate 80,000 MWh of electricity every year, enough to power more than 20,000 households.

DNV’s Statement of Feasibility is based on a complete plausibility check of the conceptual design loads, the control and safety concepts as well as the conceptual design of the rotor blade, the safety system, the main machinery components, the electrical installations.

MingYang plans to produce the first MySE16.0-242 prototype by the end of 2022 and install it in the first half of 2023. It aims to start commercial production of the turbine in the first half of 2024. MingYang and DNV will cooperate to complete the Type Certificatoin of the MySE16.0-242 wind turbine by the end of 2023.

“One of the main enablers for the predicted growth of wind energy are bigger and better wind turbines with a lower cost of energy,” said Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV. “MingYang’s 16 MW turbine is currently the biggest wind turbine in design featuring the industry’s largest rotor and highest nominal power rating. The trend of increased turbines is going to continue and we are pleased to observe that certification remain one of the most recognized tools to minimize risks and to ensure that those big wind turbines are built in compliance with state-of-the-art standards.”

“MingYang has been working closely with certification body DNV across all stages of the design process. The cooperation between MingYang and DNV highlights MingYang’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality and performance standards for our offshore wind turbines. MingYang will continue to iterate and update current and future products to meet market requirements, ultimately LCoE performance.” said Libing Zou, Director of MingYang's Wind Energy Research Institute.