Ming Yang plans first Chinese wind turbine plant in Europe

The Chinese OEM intends to gain European market share by establishing a factory able to supply at least 1GW annually.

Photo: Mingyang Smart Energy

Ming Yang wants to rub elbows with the largest of western rivals, the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer made clear last month revealing a forthcoming offshore model with a effect of 16MW and a rotor diameter of 242 meters, planned for commercial launch 2024 – larger than the incoming platforms of Vestas, Siemens Gamesa and General Electric Renewable Energy.

However, Ming Yang's direct competition appears to entail more than merely wind at sea. In its efforts to gain market share in European wind, the Guangdong-based OEM is planning to set up a big production facility in Germany able to churn out at least a gigawatt per year, says Ming Yang Vice President Ye Fan, reports Bloomberg.

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