German maker of Bonus turbines, AN-Maschinenbau, shipped 12 600 kW turbines to China last month for installation on the south west coast of the island of Hainan. The project is supported by the German Development Bank. The wind turbines should go in the ground in August and are due to be commissioned at the end of September. The 7.2 MW Hainan Dongfang wind station is the largest German export contract for wind turbines so far, according to AN. It is also delivering seven, 150 kW machines for installation in June at Buerjin and three, 450 kW units for installation at Urumqui. The AN exports will add 9.6 MW to the current 35 MW of grid connected wind power operating in China.The firm hopes to build on this market share as China fulfils its target of 1000 MW of wind power by the year 2000.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol