China’s First Floating Wind Foundation Sails Out – Photos

Shanghai-headquartered Wison Offshore & Marine has shipped out China’s first floating wind foundation platform from its yard in Zhoushan.

Wison Offshore & Marine
Source: Wison Offshore & Marine

The floating platform will be installed for demonstration purposes off the coast of Yangjiang City in Guangdong Province at the 400 MW Yangxi Shapa III offshore wind farm being developed by China Three Gorges (CTG).

Wison Offshore & Marine
Source: Wison Offshore & Marine

The semi-submersible platform will support MingYang Smart Energy’s MySE5.5MW typhoon-resistant wind turbine which recently rolled off the production line.

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The floating wind turbine will be the first in the world to be connected to a fixed-bottom turbine.

Wison Offshore & Marine
Source: Wison Offshore & Marine

CTG’s Yangxi Shapa III will also comprise 31 MySE6.45-180 turbines mounted on fixed-bottom foundations.

Wison Offshore & Marine
Source: Wison Offshore & Marine

Photo: Wison Offshore & Marine