China Three Gorges fully commissions 3 offshore wind projects

Offshore wind turbines in China. Image by: China Three Gorges.

January 4 (Renewables Now) - Chinese power company China Three Gorges SA (CTG) ended 2021 with announcements for the full commissioning of three offshore wind projects totalling 3.1 GW.

The company said that China’s first GW-scale offshore wind park, the 1.7-GW Shapa offshore wind farm near Yangjiang in China’s southern province of Guangdong achieved full operation on December 25. The project, funded and built by China Three Gorges Renewables Group Co, consists of 269 turbines and is expected to provide about 4.7 billion kWh of power per year for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Also on December 25, CTG Renewables brought into full operation the Rudong offshore wind power project in the eastern-central coastal province of Jiangsu. It is said to be the first Asian offshore wind project using flexible direct current (DC) transmission technology. The project brings together 1.1 GW of generation from CTG's Rudong H6 and H10 projects totalling 800 MW and CGN's 300-MW Rudong H8 project.

On the same date, the 300-MW H8-2 offshore wind farm in Dafeng, Jiangsu province, funded and built by CTG Renewables, went into full operation. Located up to 80 km (50 miles) away from the coast, it is China’s furthest offshore wind farm.

Separately, CTG said it started construction of a 1.7-GW pumped storage power station in Tiantai County, Zhajiang Province on December 28. The project will provide services such as peak load regulation, valley filling, frequency regulation and power storage for Zhejiang's grid, as well as flexible dispatching capacity for the East China Grid. It is expected to reduce coal usage by about 520,000 tonnes for Zhejiang's grid power system per year.

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