Guodian begins 150MW offshore project in China

CHINA: China Guodian has begun to develop a 150MW offshore wind farm in Xiangshan county, in waters off the eastern province of Zhejiang, in partnership with Ningbo Electric.

Xiangshan offshore wind farm is due to be built north east of Tantoushan Island
Xiangshan offshore wind farm is due to be built north east of Tantoushan Island

The 150MW offshore wind farm will feature 50 3MW turbines, with China Guodian thus far declining to specify the turbine supplier. Annual electricity generation is forecast at 375m kwh. Construction will begin next year, according to Xiangshan county officials.

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Officially known as #1 Xiangshan offshore wind farm, the project is, in fact, part of a 250MW offshore wind farm previously announced by China Guodian. Taken as a whole, the 250MW project will require an investment of five billion yuan ($US796m).

Project finance was agreed in September, with China Guodian Zhejiang Branch Company and Ningbo Electric Development Company signing a framework agreement with Xiangshan county government.

The two project developers have been permitted by the Zhejiang provincial development and reform committee to undertake feasibility studies, evaluation of sea area use, environmental impact assessment and navigation security. The results of these studies will be evaluated this month by the National Development and Reform Commission.

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