The onshore integrated control centers for the 500MW Shanwei Houhu Offshore Wind Farm and 400MW Huizhou Gangkou Offshore Wind Farm Phase I broke ground on Dec 26 and 27, respectively.
The two are the first of CGN’s offshore wind power projects in eastern Guangdong province.
Located in Hudong town, Lufeng city, the Shanwei Houhu project is expected to become operational by the end of 2021. It will realize an annual net power generation of 1.389 billion Kwh, slashing standard coal use by 453,900 tons and reducing emissions of carbon dioxide by 903,500 tons, the equivalent of planting 39,600 mu (2,640 hectares) of forest.
The Huizhou Gangkou project, located in Gangkou town, Huidong county, will be connected to the grid in late June, 2022 with an annual net power generation of 959 million Kwh, reducing standard coal consumption by 313,300 tons and carbon dioxide emissions by 623,700 tons, equal to an afforestation of 27,300 mu.
According to Chen Yabin, general manager of CGN New Energy Holdings Co Ltd’s South China branch, CGN has always adhered to the green development concept of “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets”. It has been active in Guangdong’s clean energy construction by making deals with Yangjiang, Huizhou, Shanwei and Jieyang governments to develop offshore wind power since June 2017. It will continue to tap into the market by relying on its talents and technological resources.