China’s first floating offshore wind platform completed by MingYang

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MingYang Smart Energy has constructed China’s first-ever floating wind platform at the company’s factory in Yangjiang, Gungzhou.

A typhoon-resistant wind power platform has been developed by Guangzhou-based turbine manufacturers, MingYang Smart Energy.

The new platform is China’s first and incorporates advanced movement-control technology to allow it to operate in the stormy waters of the South China Sea.

“The MySE5.5MW floating turbine is a great example of what we can achieve by combining our existing offshore expertise to shape the integrated fully coupled time-domain simulation and modelling of [the] turbine-floater-mooring system,” the company said in a statement. 

The first prototype will be towed out and installed at the China Three Gorges Yangxi Shapa III offshore wind farm for testing. It will operate alongside 31 of Yangjiang’s 6.5 megawatt bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines. 

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