China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Ltd. says it has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Guangdong Yudean Xuwen Wind Power Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Guangdong Yudean Group Co. Ltd., for a 48 MW offshore wind power project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China.
The project has received approval from the Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Committee (GDRC).
Ming Yang will supply EPC services, including site survey, equipment procurement, acquisition of approvals, engineering and construction, installation and commissioning.
The company also plans to deliver 16 3 MW super compact drive (SCD) wind turbines for the project. The first SCD prototype is scheduled to pass the 250-hour durability test before the end of this year, according to Ming Yang.
Ming Yang also reports that Xiaodan Zhu, deputy governor of the regional government of Guangdong, chaired a special meeting earlier this month to encourage closer cooperation for offshore wind power development in the province.
Representatives from the GDRC, the Economy and Information Commission of Guangdong Province (GDEIC), China Southern Power Grid Co. Ltd. (CSG) and Ming Yang attended the meeting.
The following topics were discussed at the meeting:
– forming a special alliance between CSG, Yudean, Ming Yang and other entities to formulate a detailed working plan, with the GDRC taking the lead, to promote local offshore wind power development in Guangdong;
– pooling of research and development resources between alliance partners to foster offshore wind power technology development; and
– establishing a pilot project of a wind/solar storage integrated solution in Wanshan, Guangdong, to demonstrate the landmark technology of the alliance partners.