Chinese wind OEM MingYang Smart Energy unveiled a 16MW wind turbine that is the world’s largest launched commercially so far, with an eye on offshore deployment globally “from China to the North Sea”.

The typhoon-class MySE 16.0-242 marks a big jump from the manufacturer’s previous 11MW design, over which it claims a 45% energy production boost, and leapfrogs western rivals such as Vestas, Siemens Gamesa and GE Renewable Energy, as well as Chinese peers.