China completes prototype of world’s first anti-typhoon floating wind turbine

China completes prototype of world’s first anti-typhoon floating wind turbine

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On the morning of May 26, the world's first anti-typhoon floating offshore wind turbine unit was assembled and tested at the Yangjiang Offshore Wind Power Industry Base in Guangdong Province.

It marks a new breakthrough in the development of floating offshore wind technology in China, and lays a solid foundation for the large-scale development and economic development of deep-sea offshore wind power.

The offshore floating wind turbine is jointly developed and manufactured by the Three Gorges Group and Mingyang, who together own the full intellectual property rights and will deploy the prototype in CTG’s pilot project in Guangdong. The unit has a single capacity of 5.5MW with wind turbine diameter of 158 meters and a semi-submersible floating base. The unit is claimed as the world's first anti-typhoon floating wind turbine that can resist category 17 super typhoons.

(CWEA)