Second 200 MW project at Changma

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China Energy Conservation Investment Corporation, a state-owned company, is joining forces with Hong Kong Energy (HKE) to develop a second 200 MW wind project at Changma in Gansu. CECIC is already developing a 200 MW Phase 1 Changma project with HKE's parent company, Hong Kong Construction (HKC). CECIC will own 70% of the second project, with HKE holding a 30% stake via its subsidiary Energy Swift. The subsidiary has the option to acquire an additional 10% stake subject to satisfaction of certain conditions. Phase two is being built in Jiuquan, next to the phase one project. Both are using 134, 1.5 MW turbines. Phase one is due online in the third quarter 2010. Other projects under development by HKE include the 100 MW Lunaobao wind farm in Hebei, again in partnership with CECIC, and the 50 MW Siziwang Qi Phase 2 wind farm in Inner Mongolia. Both will also use 1.5 MW turbines, although the turbine supplier for Lunaobao is yet to agreed. Sinovel is supplying turbines to Siziwang Qi, to be fully operational by the end of 2009, with Lunaobao due on online a year later. Siziwang Qi Phase 1, also 49.5 MW, is currently held by HKE's parent company, HKC, which owns exclusive rights to develop wind farms totalling 1000 MW across a total area of 980 square kilometres at Siziwang Qi. "So there are good prospects for the construction of further phases of this wind power plant in the future," says HKE. Total wind capacity under development by HKE and HKC to date is 861 MW.

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