Shanghai-headquartered Wison Offshore & Marine has shipped out China’s first floating wind foundation platform from its yard in Zhoushan.
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).
The semi-submersible platform will support MingYang Smart Energy’s MySE5.5MW typhoon-resistant wind turbine which recently rolled off the production line.
The floating wind turbine will be the first in the world to be connected to a fixed-bottom turbine.
CTG’s Yangxi Shapa III will also comprise 31 MySE6.45-180 turbines mounted on fixed-bottom foundations.