Beijing-Youbangba New Energy Science and Technology has ordered 50, 660 kW turbines from Spanish turbine manufacturer Made Tecnologías, entirely owned by utility Endesa. The 33 MW Beijing-Guanting wind development will go up on the outskirts of Beijing. Made's affiliate in China, Yituo-Made, signed the contract and will be responsible for providing around 50% of the turbine components. The other half will come from Made's Spanish facility in Medina del Campo. Made claims that when the Beijing-Guanting development is complete, it will have 92 turbines turning in China in six plant totalling 58 MW, or 14% of the national total. "Made is studying new projects and short-term agreements in order to continue improving its market share [in China] over the next few years," the company confirms. While early sales were made through "development assistance funds, more recent projects have received no institutional finance, stresses Made. The company confirms that the Beijing-Guanting project is connected with the 2008 Olympic Games and the image of modernity that Beijing wants to transmit to the world.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol