Due to the energy crisis and environmental issues like pollution and global warming, the seeking for renewable and clean energy is becoming crucial nowadays. The offshore floating wind turbines draw much attention recently as a means to capture the steadier and stronger wind resources available in deep water seas. This paper mainly deals with a spar-type wind turbine which is known as the OC3-Hywind concept and potentially set to be applied in South China Sea. Based on the specific environmental conditions in South China Sea, the dynamic responses of the turbine are evaluated. A steady wind direction and a series of different wave directions are set to estimate the effect of coupled wind-wave induced loads. Response characters of motions, mooring loads and several other critical parameters of the system are summarized and discussed. The calculations are carried out with the numerical simulation code FAST in time domain and frequency analysis are obtained using FFT method.

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