China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) has commissioned two of its offshore wind farms in Rudong, bringing 800 MW of offshore wind power more to the Chinese energy mix this year.
The first of SPIC’s two wind farms that make up its 800 MW Rudong Offshore Wind Project, H4, went into production on 29 November, followed by H7 on 9 December.
The 800 MW project has 200 4 MW wind turbines, 100 per wind farm, which currently makes it China’s largest single project in operation, according to the developer.
The project is expected to generate approximately 2.5 terawatt-hours of electricity annually. Compared with coal-fired power generation of the same level, the project can save nearly 800,000 tonnes of standard coal and reduce emissions by more than 1.9 million tonnes, according to SPIC.
The news follows the recent commissioning of China Three Gorges Corporation’s (CTG) two offshore wind farms, also with a total capacity of 800 MW, the 400 MW Yangjiang Shapa Phase 2 and Jiangsu Rudong H6 with the same capacity.