Power and renewables

DNV issues Statement of Feasibility for MingYang’s 16 MW offshore wind turbine

Statement of feasibility MySE 16.0-242
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DNV’s Statement of Feasibility is based on a complete plausibility check of the conceptual design.

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has issued a Statement of Feasibility to MingYang’s 16 MW offshore wind turbine MySE16.0-242. DNV’s Statement of Feasibility is based on a complete plausibility check of the conceptual design loads, the control and safety concepts as well as the conceptual design of the rotor blade, the safety system, the main machinery components, the electrical installations.

“One of the main enablers for the predicted growth of wind energy are bigger and better wind turbines with a lower cost of energy,” said Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV. “MingYang’s 16 MW turbine is currently the biggest wind turbine in design featuring the industry’s largest rotor and highest nominal power rating. The trend of increased turbines is going to continue and we are pleased to observe that certification remain one of the most recognized tools to minimize risks and to ensure that those big wind turbines are built in compliance with state-of-the-art standards.”

“MingYang has been working closely with certification body DNV across all stages of the design process. The cooperation between MingYang and DNV highlights MingYang’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality and performance standards for our offshore wind turbines. MingYang will continue to iterate and update current and future products to meet market requirements, ultimately LCoE performance.” said Libing Zou, Director of MingYang's Wind Energy Research Institute.

MingYang plans to produce the first MySE16.0-242 prototype by the end of 2022 and install it in the first half of 2023. It aims to start commercial production of the turbine in the first half of 2024. MingYang and DNV will   cooperate to complete the Type Certificatoin of the MySE16.0-242 wind turbine by the end of 2023.

Learn more at www.dnv.com/renewablescertification.