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Offshore wind power boom boosts China’s green development – Xinhua

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Aerial photo taken on Dec. 28, 2020 shows a bridge of the Chaoshan Loop expressway in Chaoyang District of Shantou City, south China’s Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

GUANGZHOU, April 2 (Xinhua) — After operating steadily for three months, an offshore wind farm in Shantou City, south China’s Guangdong Province, has generated more than 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity as of March 29, according to developer Datang Shantou New Energy Co., Ltd.

The Shantou Datang Lemen I Offshore Wind Project, with 35 wind turbines, is located near the Lemen Islands in Nan’ao County. It is the first offshore wind project in eastern Guangdong that has been commissioned.

The total installed capacity of the project is 245,000 kilowatts, which is expected to generate 751 million kWh of electricity per year. Instead of the common coal-fired power station, it can save 240,000 tons of standard coal and reduce 450,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

China has announced its ambitious goals of peaking CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060. To achieve this goal, tireless efforts are being made to develop the clean energy industry and adopt the renewable energy as a substitute, which creates a large market for wind energy. .

China’s newly installed grid-connected wind power capacity reached 47.57 million kilowatts in 2021, with offshore wind power accounting for more than a third. China’s installed wind capacity has exceeded 300 million kilowatts, and its installed offshore wind capacity now ranks first in the world, according to the China National Energy Administration.

Chinese authorities have released a plan for the development of a modern energy system during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), which emphasizes the orderly promotion of wind power in resource-rich places rich wind turbines and good development conditions.

As an economic powerhouse, Guangdong Province plans to start construction of offshore wind power plants with a total installed capacity of 12 million kilowatts during this period, and put half of them into operation by the end. of 2025.

The city of Shantou has established the Shantou Offshore Wind Power Industry Alliance, which brings together 42 companies, including equipment suppliers and marine engineering companies.

According to Lou Shujun, deputy general manager of Datang Shantou New Energy Co., Ltd., offshore wind power has seen a great leap forward in terms of market development and technology.

“There are rich wind resources in eastern Guangdong, and Guangdong has strong wind power consumption capacity,” Lou said. “We will continue to upgrade technologies to improve usage efficiency.”

China’s offshore wind power industry is currently experiencing rapid growth. A whole industrial chain covering wind turbines, ancillary equipment, offshore construction and operation has been formed.

Shanghai Electric Windpower Guangdong Co., Ltd. has invested more than 1.5 billion yuan (about 236 million US dollars) in its intelligent manufacturing base in Shantou for the production of wind turbines.

“We will build a wind power equipment wharf and a wind power home port in Shantou to boost the transformation of China’s industrial and energy structure,” said Wang Quanjing, general manager of the company.