China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has installed the first wind turbine on the 400MW CGN Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm.
The installation of the first 5.5MW turbine off Guangdong Province in the South China Sea was completed on 27 June, CGN said. Also, 16 wind turbine jacket foundations have so far been installed at the site.
Further 19 wind turbines are expected to be installed by the end of 2019, and the wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020.
The wind farm will also feature a 220kV offshore booster station, a 35kV collector cable system, a 220kV submarine cable system, which will be delivered by Jiangsu Hengtong High Voltage Submarine Cable, and an onshore control center. So far, the main works on the onshore integrated control center in the city of Jieyang have been completed, according to CGN.
As reported earlier, CGN selected CCCC Third Harbour Engineering to deliver the jacket foundations for the project, install 18 wind turbines, and construct and install the jacket foundation for the booster station.
The Yangjiang Nanpeng Island project is part of a cooperation agreement between CGN and Jieyang municipal government to jointly develop 3GW of offshore wind capacity.