Two Chinese companies based in the province of Zhejiang are buying six turbines from German company DeWind. The deal includes construction of the towers in China and training of local engineers and technicians. Partners in the deal, DeWind's first in China, are Zhejiang Provincial Electricity Power Equipment & Materials Supply Company and Zhejiang Cangnan Wind Power Co, which will operate the station. DeWind expects to supply the 600 kW machines in June to a site about ten kilometres from Wenzhou, south of Shanghai. The invitation for bids to supply the machines was issued in autumn 2001 and circulated by the Schleswig-Holstein state business development office, the Wirtschaftsförderung, which has a branch in Hangzhou in Zhejiang, its partner state in China. This branch provides a base for eleven companies from Schleswig-Holstein that are seeking a foothold in the market.