GE Renewable Energy was selected by Chinese Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Company (a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy) to deliver three HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project. The contract includes technical support and a two year operation and maintenance service.
GE Renewable Energy is one of the several wind turbine suppliers to participate in the 73MW windfarm project, capable to provide enough power to satisfy the needs of more than 20,000 households in the region.
John Lavelle, President & CEO of GE’s Offshore Wind Business, “Our state-of-the-art Haliade 150-6MW wind turbine has proven to be a very flexible product that can be customized to the local needs. When finished, GE will be the only supplier in the world to have installed offshore wind turbines in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and we are looking forward to continue a successful offshore journey in China and Asia.”
The three nacelles and generators will be manufactured at GE’s Offshore Wind facility in Saint-Nazaire (France), whereas towers and blades will be manufactured locally in China (Chengxi) and Denmark respectively.
Installation is expected to take place during the last quarter of 2017, and once finished, GE will provide a two year operation and maintenance service along with technical support.
The Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project is a stepping stone in China’s offshore ambitions. Chinese authorities have announced additional investments in renewable energy sector, which will put the nation as the leading clean energy player in the world.