Shanghai Electric wins 100MW offshore project

UK: Shanghai Electric has won the 100MW deal to supply offshore turbines for the second stage of China's Shanghai East Sea Bridge project.

The first stage of China's Shanghai East Sea Bridge project
The first stage of China's Shanghai East Sea Bridge project

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Shanghai won the deal to supply its 3.6MW turbines after it was tested against an unnamed 5MW machine. In the process, the company beat Sinovel which supplied the turbines for the 102MW first stage of the project.

Speaking about the second phase in March, Zhu Kaiqing, general manager of Shanghai East Sea Offshore Wind Power Company said it was testing a 3.6MW and 5MW turbine on the west side of the bridge.

According to reports, Shanghai will supply the turbines at CNY 4,790 ($749) per kilowatt. Sinovel is reported to have bid CNY 5,298 per kilowatt.

The first stage of the East Sea Bridge Offshore Wind Farm, totalling 102MW, is China’s first large-scale offshore wind farm.

Located to the east side of the Shanghai East Sea Bridge, the first stage comprises 34 units of 3MW Sinovel turbines. It went into operation in full scale on June 8 2010.

Offshore wind-power construction is a priority in China this year. In January, the National Energy Bureau said China would kick off construction of 1GW offshore wind-power projects in 2011.

According to China's 12th Five Year Plan for energy and renewable-energy development, which is under preparation, China aims to have 5GW of offshore wind farms by 2015.

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