China’s plans to rapidly expand its offshore wind fleet in the next decade could be sped up “considerably” by installing floating units in sea-depths until now developed using fixed foundations, with a pilot being built off the Asian nation expected to prove the ‘deep-water’ technology economic in as little as 30 metres of water, according to the head of project OEM Ming Yang’s European division.

Wei Chen, speaking at a Recharge digital roundtable, said the turbine maker, which is delivering a 5.5MW