East China's Zhejiang makes move on 400MW project

Approval granted for developer to erect 100m-high anemometers

The Zhejiang Provincial Development and Reform Committee has given the go-ahead to construction of a 400MW wind farm in Hangzhou Bay, off the west of Sijiao Island in eastern China. According to the Shengsi County Development and Reform Bureau, permission has been granted to  erect two 110m wind measurement masts. This marks substantial progress in moving towards construction of the wind farm, the Bureau said.

Zhejiang Provincial No.1 Water Conservancy & Electric Power Construction Group will install the two anemometers at the site, which is located 77km to the west of Sijiao Island and covers a surface of 120 square kilometers. Wind measurement is expected to last for at least a year, according to the Shengsi Bureau.

Guangdong province, in southern China, announced on Monday that it will launch a tender this autumn for its first offshore wind concession. A 200MW wind farm off Zhuhai is due to be the province’s first offshore project. The province’s goal is to develop 1GW of offshore wind capacity by 2015, subject to approval of its plans by the State Oceanic Administration.

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