Chinese power giant China Three Gorges (CTG) has kicked off the country’s first tender for a floating wind deployment that could see a pioneering system in the sea as soon as July 2021, with Ming Yang Smart Energy (MYSE) set to supply its turbine.

CTG is seeking a contractor to build, test and install a semi-submersible floating foundation for a pilot 5.5MW project that completes installation by next July.

According to the tender document, the chosen contractor will also take charge of procuring equipment for the mooring system, gravity anchor and other key elements of the floating unit off Yangjiang city in Guangdong.