Dec. 6 -- State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council issued the following news release:
The Jiangsu Dongtai Offshore Wind Farm in East China's Jiangsu Province, China's first Sino-foreign joint offshore wind power project, went into operation on Nov 20.
Jointly developed by Guohua Energy Investment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Energy Investment Corporation, and Electricite De France (EDF), the project is a result of the Belt and Road Initiative and new energy cooperation between China and Europe.
With a total investment of about 8 billion yuan ($ 1.25 billion), the project has more than $160 million in direct foreign investment, making it the most valuable non-nuclear EDF project ever invested in China.
Located in the North Tiaozini and Zhugensha sea areas in Dongtai, the wind power project, with a total installed capacity of 500,000 kilowatts, includes the 300,000-kW Dongtai Phase 4 wind power project that went into operation in December 2019 and the 200,000-kW Phase 5 project which is installed with 50 wind turbines.
Construction of the latest-operated Phase 5 wind turbines started in March 2020 and the last turbine was hoisted on June 30, 2021.
Upon full operation, the wind farm is expected to produce 1.39 billion kilowatt-hours of power annually, meeting power demand for nearly 2 million residents. The power equals that produced by burning 441,900 metric tons of standard coal, an equivalent of reduction of 937,500 and 1,704 tons of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide respectively.
Source: State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council