The Dalian offshore wind power project, located in Pingtan of Fujian province, recently received final approval from the Fujian Development and Reform Commission.
It was the second approved wind power project for China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) this year, following the 150-megawatt demonstration project in Rudong, Jiangsu province.
The Dailian project will feature an annual average wind speed of 9.4 meters per second and a combined capacity of 300 megawatts.
It is one of the projects with the best wind resources in China and the biggest new energy project CGN has proposed to invest in within the year. The investment agreement was reached in August 2016. CGN will stick to its basic principles of “Safety First, Quality Foremost, Pursuing Excellence” and the core value of “Doing things right in one go” in order to promote project construction.
CGN’s first offshore wind power project in Jiangsu’s Rudong county, was put into commercial operation in September 2016. It was the first project of its kind to meet the "double-10" standard, which requires offshore wind turbines to be installed at least 10 km offshore and in areas with a water depth of at least 10 meters.
CGN, the country's biggest nuclear power operator, started developing wind power in 2006 and has amassed a total installed wind power capacity of 10 GW, generating an annual electricity output of 13 Twh. Its projects now cover 27 domestic provinces and cities.
Apart from domestic projects, CGN’s total overseas installed capacity has thus far reached 8.84 GW, spanning a dozen countries including South Korea, the UK, France, Australia, Malaysia, Egypt, Bangladesh, and the United Arab Emirates.
Through years of development, CGN has grown to be the largest independent power producer in Egypt and Bangladesh, the second largest in Malaysia, as well as a pioneer in carrying out the Belt and Road Initiative
According to CGN New Energy, the company is capable of putting 2 GW new additional independently-developed wind power into service annually, and boasts advanced technology in solar power. It will continue its commitment to renewable energy, seeking balanced development at home and abroad.