Construction in progress on EDF-CEI offshore wind farm in China
Dongtai IV wind farm, China.
Image by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, China.
Chinese government announced earlier this week an official inauguration ceremony for the 200-MW Dongtai V offshore wind farm off the coasts of Jiangsu Province.
French utility EDF (EPA:EDF) controls 37.5% of the project company behind Dongtai V and Dongtai IV, while China Energy Investment Corp (CEI) owns the rest.
The 302-MW Dongtai IV wind park has been generating electricity since December 2019, while Dongtai V is slated for commissioning next year. Together, the two wind farms are expected to produce 1.4 billion kWh of power a year and save 937,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
The Dongtai V and Dongtai IV are the first offshore wind project in China constructed in partnership with a foreign investor.