The World Bank has selected a consortium of DNV GL, the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI) and the East China Investigation and Design Institute (ECIDI) to draft Offshore Wind Technical Standards in China.
The three new standards will include offshore wind turbine support structures, offshore substations and offshore wind farm power cables.
DNV GL will also be advising the Chinese government on project financing and risk management as part of this project.
“Offshore Wind is a very demanding technology. Standards are crucial to minimize the risks to acceptable and bankable levels, and learning from the international experience as this mandate is supporting, is a great approach to accelerate a successful industry,” said Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President for DNV GL’s Energy business in APAC.
This project is part of the China Renewable Energy Scale-up Program (CRESP) developed by the Government of China in cooperation with the World Bank, and the Global Environment Facility to support the implementation of a renewable energy policy development and investment program in China.
DNV GL was invited by CREEI and ECIDI to join the tender.