China’s First-Ever Deep-Sea Floating Wind Power Platform Sets Sail For Installation
China’s first-ever deep-sea floating wind power platform reportedly set sail on Sunday. It departed from Zhuhai City in Guangdong Province of South China toward the country’s southernmost Hainan Province for debugging and installation.
Invested and constructed by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the wind power generation (offshore) platform would reportedly be installed in the waters about 136 kms apart from Wenchang City in Hainan, with an installed capacity of about 7.25 megawatts.
The platform, CNOOC Guanlan, is reportedly designed to be about 35 meters in length. It measures about 4,000 tons.
Once into operation, the offshore wind power assignment is going to be connected to the power grid of the offshore oilfield group to produce oil and gas.
The wind turbine, boasting a diameter of three impellers that extend about 158 meters, mounted on the core pillar, will be able to generate about 22 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, lowering carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 22,000 tons
Reference: Evwind, ECNS