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Siemens supplies Chinese offshore wind farm

Siemens Energy is supplying 21 of its 2.3 MW wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in Rudong County, Jiangsu province, China.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The offshore wind farm developer is Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Ltd.

Commercial operation of the offshore wind farm is expected in late 2011. The scope of supply includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

"With more than 600 wind turbines with a combined capacity of more than 1800 MW installed in European waters, Siemens is clearly the market leader in offshore. But we also see good opportunities for offshore wind power in China with its shallow water near the consumption centres on the coast," says Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of the Siemens Business Unit Wind Power.

According to the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) China will expand its offshore wind power installed capacity to 5 GW by 2015 and 30 GW by 2020.

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