ZPMC to provide offshore wind booster station, launches jack-up

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November 2 (Renewables Now) - Chinese heavy-duty equipment maker Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd (SHA:600320), or ZPMC, has won an order to provide the booster station for a 300-MW offshore wind farm in China.

The company this week said it will be responsible for the construction and installation of the booster station at China Three Gorges Corp's Dafeng offshore wind farm.

Earlier in the week ZPMC made another offshore wind-related announcement. It said it had held a launching ceremony for an offshore wind power construction platform with a lifting capacity  of 2,000 tonnes, which according to the company, is the largest in the world.

The 100.8-metre (330.7 ft) platform, Longyuan Zhenhua 3, was designed, developed and manufactured by ZPMC. The company will now move to "debug" the platform's equipment and conduct mooring tests. The vessel will be able to operate in record-for-China depths of up to 50 metres.

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