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Mingyang Smart Energy's new turbine to go beyond 18 MW

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 13/01/2023 Mingyang Smart Energy

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Mingyang Smart Energy (MYSE) has announced its next flagship offshore wind turbine – the MySE 18.X-28X. The company claims it goes beyond the 18 MW threshold.

The MySE 18.X-28X, with 140-metre-long blades and a rotor diameter of over 280 metres, can sweep an area of 66,052 square metres, equal to that of nine football fields. According to MYSE. Under an annual average wind speed of 8.5 m/s, each turbine can generate 80 GWh of electricity per year, sufficient to supply 96,000 residents, while reducing CO2 emissions by 66,000 tonnes.

MYSE stated that, when compared to the installation of 13 MW models, the output of the MySE18.X-28X would save 18 units required for a 1 GW wind farm.

The company highlighted it features a modular and lightweight design and uses holographic sensing MPC and digital twin DTC technology. It is designed to operate in ocean conditions such as a level-17 typhoon with wind speeds >56.1 m/s.

The announcement follows CSSC Haizhuang's unveiling of its new H260-18MW offshore wind turbine at the Offshore Wind Power Industrial Park of Dongying Economic Development Zone, Shandong Province last week.

With a capacity of 18 MW and rotor of 260 metres, the H260-18MW features a sweep area of ​​about 53,000 square metres, which is equivalent to the area of ​​seven standard football fields.

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