24 august 2018

[4c Note: Our technical expert, who alerted us to this report. sends the following comment on it: "This is a relatively modest installation, with average power production less than 20% that of a large modern nuke reactor or coal burner. Note however the short turnaround time, which is typical of medium-sized and larger wind projects these days: first turbines installed in around 16 months, and the entire project online in less than 2.5 years. If 'urgency' is a relevant keyword, we should keep this important advantage of wind and solar in mind."]

China Three Gorges receives clearance for 400-MW offshore wind project

The Dalian Zhuanghe offshore wind farm in China. Source: China Three Gorges Corporation

Renewables Now, August 24, 2018

August 24 (Renewables Now) - Chinese state-owned utility China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) this week won clearance to construct the 400-MW Yangjiang offshore wind farm off the coast of Guangdong province.

The company announced this on Wednesday, saying that this is its third greenlit offshore wind project in the particular province. The scheme envisages installing 73 units of 5.5-MW wind turbines near Shaying Town in Yangxi County, Yangjiang City.

The first turbines are expected to be erected by the end of 2019, while the entire plant is seen to be up and running at the end of 2020. Upon completion, it will be able to generate some 1.49 billion kWh of electricity per year.

Earlier this month, CTG said it has installed the first 220-kV submarine cable at the site of its 300-MW Dalian Zhuanghe offshore wind farm off Liaoning Province.

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