China with the largest wind turbine leads the way: MingYang Smart Energy launched the world’s largest offshore Hybrid Drive wind turbine

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GO ECO GREEN21. Wind energy is changing the world for better. Offshore wind is undergoing transformational improvement as a key solution to the energy transition. The continuous iteration and evolution of wind turbine technology have enabled developers to venture into deeper waters and to tap further wind resources. A report by MingYang Smart Energy states that the firm has reached new milestone with the introduction of the new MySE 16.0-242, the world’s largest Hybrid Drive wind turbine.

Designed for high-wind IEC IB including typhoon-class IEC TC, the powerful MySE 16.0-242 features an exceptional nameplate capacity of 16MW, a 242-meter diameter rotor, 118-meter long blades, and a staggering 46000m2 swept area equivalent of more than six soccer fields.

With industry’s largest rotor and highest nominal rating, MySE 16.0-242 is set to move the boundaries of wind energy production even further. A single MySE 16.0-242 turbine can generate 80000MWh of electricity every year, enough to power more than 20000 households. In comparison, it produces 45% more energy than MingYang’s previous turbine model, the MySE 11.0-203. Go Eco Green21 magazine states that according to a press report the environmental benefit is also considerable: compared to coal-fired power generation, one MySE 16.0-242 can eliminate more than 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over the course of its designed 25-year lifespan, making it a strong contributor to achieving the goal of carbon neutrality.Extending the legacy super-compact designand Hybrid-Drive concept, MySE 16.0-242 builds on MingYang’s deep understanding and expertise gained over multiple smaller, light-weight offshore models, ranging from 5.5MW, 6.45MW, 7.25MW, 8.3MWto 11MW series.

The nacelle weight of the MySE 16.0-242 is competitively low at less than 37 tonnes per MW. Compared to a heavier nacelle, its modest head mass allows for more efficient use of the tower and foundation construction, resulting in fewer purchased materials and logistics.

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