On the morning of June 8, 2021, China’s first semi submersible floating offshore wind turbine foundation platform was built and launched in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, marking that China’s first floating wind power test prototype project has entered a new stage, making a new breakthrough in the construction of domestic floating wind power foundation platform, laying a solid foundation for Three Gorges to build a high-quality demonstration project of floating wind power.
The floating foundation platform is developed and constructed by Three Gorges and undertaken by Wison Engineering. The overall width of the platform is 91 meters, the depth is 32 meters, the design draft is 13.5 meters, and the displacement of the wind farm is more than 13,000 tons. It can withstand the complex and severe extreme sea conditions in the south China Sea. The single unit capacity of the floating wind power test prototype is 5.5MW, the rotor diameter is 158m, and the full power generation per hour can reach 5,500 kW·h, which can provide green and clean energy for 30,000 families every year.
Edited and translated: Following The Wind