Construction Starts on Chinese Offshore Wind Super Projects
China Three Gorges (CTG) has started construction on what the state-owned utility describes as offshore wind ‘’super projects’’ with a combined capacity of 2,200MW.
The two wind farms in question are the 1,400MW Yangjiang Shapa Phases 2-5 project off the city of Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, and the Jiangsu Rudong 800MW (H6, H10) wind farm offshore Rudong County, Jiangsu Province.
In total, the two wind farms will feature 414 wind turbines expected to be commissioned by the end of 2021, CTG said.
The combined value of the two projects is CNY 42.4 billion (EUR 5.55 billion) and they are expected to produce about 7.2 billion kWh of electricity annually once fully operational.
Around 4,000 jobs are expected to be created during the construction of the two wind farms.
The 1,700MW Yangjiang Shapa project is divided into five phases, with the phases two to five now starting simultaneously, CTG said, making this the largest offshore wind farm ever to enter construction in China.
The 300MW Yangjiang Shapa Phase 1 delivered first power at the end of November 2019.