China-based MingYang Smart Energy (MingYang), a wind turbine manufacturer, has secured a supply contract from PowerChina International Group for work on the 375 MW Ca Mau offshore wind project in Vietnam. MingYang will produce 75 of the MySE 5.0-166 offshore wind turbines for the Ca Mau 1 project. The project will be developed in two stages, the first of which is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2022.

MingYang Smart Energy’s MySE 16.0-242 is a 16 MW, 242-metre-tall turbine with an annual capacity of 80GWh over a 25-year life cycle. The turbines are expected to produce 45 per cent more energy than the MySE 11.0-203, which it is meant to replace. The new wind turbines set the foundation for a 15 MW turbine platform that is expected to eventually offer several variants appropriate for diverse offshore environments throughout the world.