PowerChina unit wins 200-MW wind EPC job in Xinjiang
Wind farm in Xinjiang. Author: Mike Locke. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
The Guizhou-based unit of PowerChina (SHA:601669) has recently won a 200-MW engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a wind project in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
The wind power facility will be located near the city of Hami, the parent said in a statement on Friday. The subsidiary will erect a total of 134 units of 1.5-MW turbines, which are scheduled to be hooked to the grid by end-2015.
As part of a plan by the National Energy Administration (NEA) from October 2008, the installed wind capacity in the Hami region is expected to hit 10.8 GW by the end of the decade. In line with the scheme, the National Development and Reform Commission gave the green light to many local wind projects, some of which have already been completed, PowerChina explained.
The company, also known as Power Construction Corp of China, provides engineering and construction services globally with a focus on renewables, thermal power and power transmission projects.