The pioneering floating wind platform concept use for China’s first installation of the emerging technology has received a key certification stamp of approval on its way toward full mass manufacture for the market.

Shangai-based contractor Wison’s so-called w.semi, a prototype of which was mated to a MingYang Smart Energy turbine for the country’s maiden floating project last year, has been awarded its verification letter by DNV, for “technical feasibility and commercial readiness”.