China’s first deep-sea floating wind power platform put into operation

China’s first deep-sea floating wind power platform was put into operation to generate green energy for the operation and production of offshore oilfields. The platform, built by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and named Haiyou Guanlan, has been installed in an offshore oil field 136 kilometers from Wenchang City. 

With an installed capacity of 7.25 megawatts, the platform has been connected to the Wenchang offshore oilfield group’s power grid, and all the electricity generated by the turbines will be used for oil and gas production. With an annual power generation capacity of 22 million kilowatt hours, the platform can save nearly 10 million cubic meters of natural gas and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 22,000 tonnes every year.