China unveils plans for the world's tallest wind tower

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China's Mingyang has announced a ground-breaking achievement in wind energy with the development of the MySE 22MW, a wind turbine that sets a new power record and boasts a 310-metre diameter rotor.

The global renewable energy market is experiencing a remarkable surge of interest, both in Spain and in countries such as China, as colossal, high-powered projects become popular, particularly giant wind turbines that can power entire cities. MingYang Smart Energy, a Chinese company, is about to set a new standard in the wind energy sector with its ambitious plan to build a huge offshore wind turbine with a capacity of 22 megawatts.

As reported by Bloomberg, the company is announcing a technological marvel with impressive features. The turbine's rotor diameter exceeds 310 metres, making its blade tips taller, at least on paper, than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris.

This innovative design will serve as a model for multiple turbines, and the first project is scheduled to start in early 2024, although it may be delayed until 2025. Even so, MingYang Energy Group has more projects in the pipeline.

Through the LinkedIn social network, the company has unveiled its ambitious goals, presenting two new turbine designs: one for the aforementioned offshore wind turbine, the MySE 22MW, and one for an onshore wind turbine, known as the MySE 11-233.

MingYang guarantees that the MySE 22MW will be the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine, specially designed for regions with average wind speeds ranging from 8.5 to 10 metres per second. This turbine is designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions, including typhoon resistance, and offers support for floating applications.

The rotor blades are made of carbon fibre and have a special anti-corrosion treatment. Thanks to their longer length, they will capture more wind and thus generate more power. In addition, their size will require less extensive installation, which will reduce industrial costs.

To put the height of turbine blades into perspective, consider the dimensions of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The height of the tower has evolved over the years from flags to antennae. In 2022, its total height, including the antenna at the top, was 330 metres. This suggests that the blades of this rotor could exceed the tower's dimensions, taking into account both the tower's height and the rotor's diameter.

As for the onshore wind turbine, the MySE 11-233, currently in production at the MingYang base in Mongolia, is designed for desert regions, such as the Gobi Desert. It will have rotor diameters of 233 to 243 metres and tower heights of 130 to 200 metres.

This design also stands out for its power, as it can generate enough electricity in a single day to power 1,300 homes for a month. It also incorporates the latest maintenance technologies, among other innovations.

This is just a glimpse of the industrial potential of MingYang Smart Energy Group. The company has wind turbines with a combined capacity of up to 40GW, installed in more than 700 wind farms around the world. MingYang claims that its renewable energy solutions have reduced CO2 emissions by 100 million tonnes per year.

In January, China State Shipbuilding Corporation announced the development of what was then believed to be the world's largest wind turbine, the H260-18MW, with a rotor diameter of 260 metres and a swept area of 53,000 square metres.



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