MingYang offshore wind turbine installed at sea

MingYang launches offshore wind business & engineering centre in Hamburg

MingYang has established a business and engineering centre in Hamburg, Germany, with an aim to introduce its latest offshore wind turbine products into the European market.

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The Chinese wind turbine manufacturer said that it was motivated by the growth of the offshore wind market in Europe, and that with its new centre it also wants to deepen the technical and commercial cooperation with its European partners.

“It is believed that with the technology originated from Europe and a strong global supply chain, MingYang could provide a competitive solution and a lower LCoE for the European offshore wind market”, MingYang stated.

In addition, MingYang has joined several international wind organizations such as OREAC, WFO and GWEC, focused on global development of offshore wind.

The company has also just announced a 11 MW offshore wind turbine with hybrid drive. MingYang plans to install a prototype of the turbine, MySE11-230, in 2021 and have it ready for deployment the year after.

MingYang’s order book until the end of the first quarter of 2020 reached 15.23 GW, the company said, of which hybrid drive wind turbines accounted for about 92 per cent.