China’s wind power is increasing at a fast pace. In the next 20 years China will add an average of about 25 million kilowatts of wind power installed capacity, and make a yearly investment of more than 25 billion Euros in the wind power market. The land-based wind energy resource in Xinjiang accounts for 37% of the national total. By the end of 2015, Xinjiang’s wind power installed capacity will reach 60 million kW.
After the success of previous summits, Chinese conference producer Noppen hosted its fourth annual China Advanced Wind Technology and Investment Summit in Urumqi, co-organized with Urumqi Municipal People’s Government and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Department of Commerce. At the summit over 140 senior government officials, directors, and technicians from China’s wind energy, wind turbine production bases, and power groups came together to discuss the country’s newest industrial policies, advanced technology solutions for their plants growth, grid integration, and the most up-to-date progress reports on major projects across China.
The conference began with an opening speech from Mr. LI Guanghui, the Vice Mayor of Urumqi People’s Municipal Government and later in the day he gave a welcome toast to all the attending delegates at an dinner hosted by the government. During the course of the summit key speeches were given by industry experts. The Vice President of Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Yang Hua spoke on the opportunities and risks facing China’s wind-power industry. He gave good insight into wind farm operation and maintenance, as well as the obstacles they face in terms of development in the field of technology and across the market.
Another key speaker at the event was Dr. Tong Tong, Marketing Director of Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd. His spoke on the rapid development of Sinovel China within the wind-power market. He stated that their company started at a “high point” and has now reached a “commanding height” and are not only successful within China’s market but also North America, South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific markets. After his presentation, some delegates discussed with Dr. Tong about Sinovel’s strategy for being a global supplier. Furthermore, he engaged in a discussion with Xu Kan, Vice President of Vestas China, about the advantages, disadvantages, and competitiveness of foreign and domestic wind turbine manufacturers in the Chinese market.
Dong Luying, Researcher for the NDRC gave a particularly relevant speech that addressed China’s wind-power industrial policies, a concern for a number of delegates. They listened intently as she talked about the developing trends within in the global wind power industry and gave a detailed analysis of China’s market. Another enlightening speech was delivered by Wu Ping, Director of Technology Department, Product Development Center of Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. He talked about the most up-to-date design and technology for permanent magnet direct drive wind turbines.
Another topic addressed at the event were the difficulties in maintenance and operation failures, discussed by Wang Shiwei, Deputy General Manager of Xinjiang Wind Energy Liability Co., Ltd., and Zhang Tao, Technology Director of CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd. Both discussed the troubles they have come across and gave suggestions on how to overcome this. Mr. Wang’s speech was from a wind farm operator’s view. Their wind farm is one of the oldest in Xinjiang and has been generating power for 20 years. Mr. Zhang discussed how offshore wind is the future development trend for wind power and mentioned the difficulties met, especially with offshore wind turbines and their solutions.
On May 14 a site tour was held with 30 delegates in attendance. During the first half of the day they were shown around the manufacturing base of Goldwind. They were introduced to the daily operations of the company by Mr. Dou, Sales Director of Goldwind. The second part of the day involved going to Dabancheng to visit the Guodian United Power Longyuan Xinjiang Tianfeng wind farm. The GM of Tianfeng showed the delegates around the wind farm and spoke to them about the operation situation.
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