China’s deep-sea floating wind platform has set sail for Wenchang in Hainan province from Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong province. The platform has been named CNOOC Guanlan and is owned by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). It is China’s first offshore wind power project. The platform is scheduled to be installed in an oil field located 136 kilometers from Wenchang in Hainan province.
The salient features of this floating wind platform include the following:
- The system will provide sustainable energy to the offshore oilfield group’s power grid
- The unit is capable of withstanding up to a level 17 typhoon
- The wind turbine will generate 22 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually
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