The first 5.5MW wind turbine of CGN New Energy Holdings’ offshore wind power project in Yangjiang’s Nanpeng Island was connected to the grid for power generation on Nov 1.
The Nanpeng wind farm is located in the sea area southeast of Hailing Island and south of Dongping town. It will be equipped with 73 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 401.5MW, a 220kV offshore booster station, and an onshore control center.
Upon completion, it will generate 1.015 Twh of electricity, which will reduce the consumption of standard coal by 311,500 tons, the generation of slag by 20,600 tons, and the carbon dioxide emission by 828,800 tons compared with a coal-fired power plant of the same scale.
The major onshore work was launched on May 10, 2018, while the offshore work got underway on Oct 15, 2018. The project is the first domestic offshore wind power project to adopt underwater high-strain dynamic testing, and to complete the underwater grouting of wind turbine’s jacket platform 30 meters deep into the sea.
According the plan, twenty wind turbines of the wind farm will be connected to the grid for power generation by the end of this year before all the wind turbines come into operation by the end of 2020.
A rendering of the Nanpeng Island offshore wind power project
The project is an important measure in CGN’s implementation of the philosophy of “Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets,” as well as for Guangdong’s efforts in exerting its marine advantages and for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s goal of becoming a world-class city cluster adhering to green principles.