6 May 2010 09:38

Baolihua New Energy plans to build China's largest offshore wind power farm

Shanghai. May 6. INTERFAX-CHINA - Baolihua New Energy Stock Co. Ltd., a new energy developer in southern China's Guangdong Province, plans to build the country's largest offshore wind power farm, the company announced on May 5.

The farm, to be located off the coast of Shanwei City in eastern Guangdong Province, will feature turbines with a combined installed capacity of 1.25 million kW (kilowatt) over an area of 240 square kilometers.

The region boasts excellent conditions for wind farming, with average wind speeds of 7.7 meters per second at 60 meters above sea level, the company said.

The farm is expected to cost RMB 20 billion ($2.93 billion) to build, Baolihua said.

The company said it is now working on pre-construction designs and preparations in cooperation with the Shanwei City government.

Baolihua currently operates a large thermal power plant in Mei County, in northeast Guangdong Province. The 1.47 million-kW plant has adopted new technology which allows it to minimize carbon emissions and maximize the use of coal waste.