India's Suzlon Energy has secured a CNY 513 million ($63.57 million) contract to supply 40, 1.25 MW wind turbines for the Huitengliang wind farm being developed by Guohua Energy in north China's Inner Mongolia. The machines will be assembled at Suzlon's new factory in North China's Tianjin municipality. The company says it will meet the government's requirement for 70% of the content of wind power technology to be made in China. The order is for the first phase of a planned 300 MW project. The first 50 MW is due to be commissioned by the end of this year. Preliminary work for the following phases is underway. Guohua Energy is the same company behind the Sanwei wind plant, the setting for a clash between protestors and authorities last month in South China, which saw at least three people killed (Windpower Monthly, January 2006). Last year the Chinese government also awarded Suzlon a concession to develop the 200 MW Dongtai wind plant in east China's Jiangsu province (Windpower Monthly, December 2005).
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol