Sinovel begins installation on 102MW Lingang project

CHINA: The Shanghai government has approved turbine installation on the 102MW Lingang offshore demonstration project.

The project will use Sinovel's 6MW turbine

The Lingang offshore wind farm, which will use 17 Sinovel 6MW turbines, will be located around ten kilometers off the eastern coast of Shanghai Pudong New Area.

The first phase will install 17 6MW turbines supplied by Sinovel. The total investment was estimated to be around CNY 1.76 billion ($285 million). The building will take about 19 months.

Upon completion, the facility is expected to produce 275 gigawatt hours a year. The project is jointly financed by Shanghai Shenneng Renewable Investment and Huaneng Renewables. The overall plan is to build 200MW in two phases.

The Lingang offshore wind phase 1 project is currently at the stage of preliminary preparation.

Shanghai is home the Donghai Bridge offshore wind farm, the country's first demonstration project, near its southern coast. The first phase of 102MW was connected to the grid in June 2010. Work on the second phase of similar scale is under way and will be completed this year.