China's first deep-sea offshore floating wind power platform arrives in operation area
Updated 22:58, 04-Apr-2023

China's first deep-sea floating wind power platform arrived in its operation sea area in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province on Monday, after a 180-nautical-mile voyage from Zhuhai in south China's Guangdong Province.

A floating wind power platform is the equipment that can float in the water and generate electricity by capturing wind power.

The power generation platform, invested in and built by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), is named CNOOC Guanlan. It is expected to operate for more than 25 years in an offshore oil field located 136 kilometers from Wenchang, providing green electricity to nearby oil and gas platforms.

The platform is the first of its kind in China with a water depth of over 100 meters and an offshore distance of over 100 kilometers.

With an installed capacity of 7.25 megawatts, the platform will generate 22 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, saving nearly 10 million cubic meters of fuel gas every year.

The CNOOC Guanlan platform will have the installation of its main equipment completed in May and is expected to start production in June.

Once put into operation, the electricity generated by the turbine will be connected to the power grid of the offshore oilfield cluster for oil and gas production.

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