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Chinese wind firm eyes European markets

Ming Yang ships first wind turbines to Bulgaria for wind projects with total capacity of 125MW

Ming Yang aims to strengthen its European presence

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Ming Yang is to supply turbines to two wind power projects in Bulgaria, with a view to strengthening its position in the European marketplace, the company has said. Ming Yang has now shipped the first batch of three turbines to the first of the projects, the 4.5MW pilot project in Somovit.

Ming Yang, which signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with the developer of the two projects, W Power, in December, will supply, install and commission the turbines for Somovit, due to come online in July, as well as the 120MW Milkovitsa project, mooted for the second half of this year.

W Power is described as an “international developer”, specialising in eastern European countries. Ming Yang said in a statement: “With a strong position in Europe, W. Power is expected to help facilitate future business opportunities in addition to providing local market support for Ming Yang International.”

Chuanwei Zhang, chief executive of Ming Yang, said: “This represents a significant milestone of Ming Yang’s overseas market development, marking an important step in extending our footprint in mainstream European markets.”

He added: “We believe that we are well-positioned to gain further traction in overseas markets, continue to build and strengthen our presence in other prospective overseas markets including East Europe, South Asia, South Africa and South America.”