MingYang Smart Energy scores Japanese contract

MingYang Smart Energy has signed a contract to supply three MySE 3.0MW typhoon-proof turbines for an undisclosed 9MW offshore wind farm in the Japanese Sea.

According to the Chinese turbine manufacturer, construction of the project will begin in 2022.

The company stated: "With over 2000 turbines operating in typhoon-prone areas, MingYang is well positioned to deliver top-notch typhoon-proof offshore wind turbine solutions based on proven Hybrid Drive technology to capitalize on the abundant high winds in Japan."

It follows news earlier this month that MingYang Smart Energy and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an investment by MingYang into the UK’s offshore wind sector.

The agreement will focus on MingYang investing in a blade manufacturing factory, a service centre and conceivably a turbine assembly factory in the UK. Following this MoU, both parties will work together to complete a final investment agreement for the factories once all pre-conditions are fulfilled.

Furthermore, MingYang and DIT aim to collaborate on exploring other market entry options in the UK, including wind turbine testing, offshore wind demonstration projects and pre-commercial wind farms.