GE Renewable Energy was selected by Chinese Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Company (a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy) to deliver three Haliade 150, 6-MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project.
The Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project is a stepping stone in China’s offshore ambitions. Chinese authorities have announced additional investments in renewable energy sector, which will put the nation as the global leading clean-energy player.
GE Renewable Energy is one of the several wind-turbine suppliers to participate in the 73-MW wind-farm project, capable to provide enough power to satisfy the needs of more than 20,000 households in the region.
“Our state-of-the-art Haliade 150 6-MW wind turbine has proven to be a very flexible product that can be customized to the local needs,” said John Lavelle, President & CEO of GE’s Offshore Wind Business. “When finished, GE will be the only supplier in the world to have installed offshore wind turbines in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and we are looking forward to continue a successful offshore journey in China and Asia.”
Installation is expected to take place during the last quarter of 2017 and, once finished, GE will provide technical support and a two-year O&M service.
The three nacelles and generators will be manufactured at GE’s Offshore Wind facility in Saint-Nazaire (France), whereas towers and blades will be manufactured locally in China (Chengxi) and Denmark respectively.
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