MingYang Smart Energy (MYSE) hailed a “milestone” 1GW order for its 11MW wind turbine, one of a new breed of Chinese supersized machines that are soon likely to be challenging for business in Europe as well as at home.

The manufacturer said it will supply its MySE 11-230 typhoon-proof turbine to the 600MW Qingzhou 1 and 400MW Qingzhou 2 projects off Guangdong province, with the wind farms due in service by 2023 for operator Guangdong Electric Power Development.