China Three Gorges (CTG) will build a pioneering combined offshore wind and fish farming development in China’s Bohai Bay, according to tender documents.

The 300MW Phase 1 Laizhou Bay wind farm will be the first offshore wind project in Shandong province, and the first in the country to set out to demonstrate the benefits of combining offshore wind and aquaculture technology.

Construction of 91 turbines is expected to begin this year and complete by 2021, CTG revealed as it named Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute (SDEPCI) as the project’s offshore engineering designer.