The first wind turbine has been installed at the 500 MW Yangjiang Qingzhou III offshore wind farm in China.
The turbine was erected on 6 May, according to MingYang Smart Energy, which is supplying 37 of its MySE6.8-158 and 30 of its MySE8.3-180 units for the project under a contract from 2020.
The 500 MW project, developed by China Huadian Corporation, is the country’s first deepwater offshore wind farm.
Ningbo Orient Cable (NBO) is providing subsea cables for Yangjiang Qingzhou III, under a circa EUR 160 million contract signed in 2020: 75 kilometres of 220 kV and 142 kilometres of 35 kV XLPE subsea cables.
The wind farm will also comprise one 220 kV offshore substation, from which the power generated by the wind turbines will be transferred to land.
Located off the coast of Yangjiang City, Yangjiang Qingzhou III is scheduled to be operational by the end of this year and will supply enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 665,000 households annually.