China’s MingYang Smart Energy is introducing the 16 MW MySE 16.0-242 wind turbine.

MingYang wind turbine

With a 242 m-diameter rotor and 118 m-long blades, the MySE 16.0-242 design is the world’s largest. MingYang said it has been designed for high wind conditions offshore.

Qiying Zhang, president and chief technology officer of Ming Yang Smart Energy, said the product was designed in response to demand for “anti-typhoon wind turbines in coastal Guangdong”.

A prototype is scheduled for rollout in 2022 and will be installed during the first half of 2023. Commercial production is expected in the first half of 2024.

MingYang added that the turbine is the start of its 15 MW+ offshore product range. In the future, it is plans to grow into a portfolio of model variants that can adapt to various offshore settings, ranging from the typhoon-prone South China Sea to the constantly windy North Sea in Europe.