Greentech Lead America: China Ming Yang Wind Power Group,
a wind turbine manufacturer in China, has opened its North American research
and development (R&D) center on the Centennial Campus of N.C. State
University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The new center will focus on research on offshore wind
turbine to further enhance energy output and lower the cost of electricity. Shu
Ching Quek, president of Ming Yang Wind Power USA will lead the center.
“Our focus is to reduce Cost of Energy
(“COE”) for offshore WTG. This can be achieved through advanced
manufacturing methods and increase of efficiency from turbine to farm level
system optimization. Another goal for the R&D center, also a challenge to
the wind power industry, is to improve WTG reliability. Increased reliability
further lowers the COE by reducing Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
cost,” said Shu Ching Quek, president of Ming Yang USA.
Ming Yang said this research program will
strengthen its ability to provide customizable wind power solutions to
customers in the United States and around the world. The modular technology
developed by this research center will be applied to the rest of Ming Yang’s
product line, and will help lower the cost of energy and increase the
reliability of its wind turbines.
“We are very excited to set up a new R&D center
on NCSU Centennial Campus in Raleigh to focus on the cutting-edge technology
research for our new wind turbines. The R&D center is Ming Yang’s first
step into the United States. North Carolina is a proven natural ground for the
research and development for offshore wind turbine technology since the state
has the best offshore wind resources on the east coast,” said Chuanwei Zhang,
chairman and chief executive officer of Ming Yang.
Ming Yang Wind Power recently entered
into an EPC contracts with W. Power EOOD and A1 Development EOOD for two wind
power projects with a total capacity of 125MW in Bulgaria.