Chinese group Mingyang Smart Energy said it will later this year deploy an ‘intelligent’ fish farming system integrated with an offshore wind foundation.

The turbine-maker described the “jacket foundation and net cage” – due to be installed at the 500MW Mingyang Qingzhou 4 offshore wind farm off Guangdong province – as “a typhoon-resistant structure [that] includes an intelligent aquaculture system with remote functions, such as automated feeding, monitoring, detection, and collection”.