China’s biggest wind developer will build what is claimed to be the world’s first floating wind power project to be integrated with aquaculture in another sign of growing Chinese momentum behind floating platforms – now officially part of the nation’s long-term energy plans.

Longyuan Power and Xiuyu District government in Fujian province sealed a framework agreement to cooperate on an offshore wind demonstrator near Nari island, which will co-deploy floating turbines and deep-sea fish farming equipment.