June 16 (Renewables Now) - Danish engineering consultancy Ramboll has won a contract to design the turbine foundations for a 300-MW offshore wind farm of Beijing-based State Power Investment Corp (SPIC).
The deal was awarded by Huadong Engineering Corp, Ramboll said on Thursday. It includes a detailed design of the 75 mono-pile wind turbine foundations, as well as geotechnical studies, numerical modelling of waves, currents and tidal variations.
The SPIC Binhai South Phase 3 wind farm project will be built in the Yellow Sea north of Shanghai.
Ramboll has already collaborated with SPIC on two other wind projects in China. The company was selected designer for 125 mono-pile steel turbine foundations and a 400-MW substation for the Binhai North H1 and H2 wind farms. The 100-MW Binhai North H1 park has been operational since December 2016, while the Binhai North H2 complex is expected to be launched later in 2017.
According to figures by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China had 1,627 MW of offshore wind power capacity at the end of 2016, while the global total at the time was nearly 14.4 GW. The country has ambitious goals for offshore wind and there are several projects in progress in Chinese waters.