China to construct largest offshore wind farm near Hebei

Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM

China will construct an offshore wind farm with an installed capacity of 300 MW in its northern Hebei province, the largest such project undertaken by the country.
The wind farm, built with a total investment of yuan 5.76 bn ($ 913 mm) will comprise of 100 units of 3 MW offshore turbines. It will be located near Puti Island in Bohai Sea.

Authorities will complete procedures to sanction the project at the end of the year, and the project will be connected to the grid before the end of 2015.
When it goes into operation, the wind farm will generate 752 mm kWh of electric power annually, as well as yuan 730 mm in annual sales revenues.

Industry officials say China might issue a second request for tenders for offshore concession projects, totalling 2 GW, in the first half of 2012.
According to the National Energy Bureau, China will construct 5 GW of offshore wind projects by 2015, or 5 % of its total installed wind capacity. They will create market opportunities worth yuan 80 bn.

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