(Yicai Global) March 22 -- A consortium, which includes a unit of Chinese energy solutions provider Wiscom System Co., has bagged a CNY48.0 million (USD 7.6 million) contract to build an offshore wind farm in the country's southeastern Fujian province.
Wiscom's Nanjing-based China Power New Energy Smart Grid Technology Co. unit will provide its self-developed modular substation technology for the 200-megawatt project in Putian, Fujian, it said in a statement. The bidding group also included Shandong Electric Power Construction First Engineering Co.
The Chinese government has made the development of country's offshore wind sector a priority for the 13th five-year plan period, running from 2016 to 2020. China aims to install 1 gigawatt of offshore capacity across Fujian, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces, and 10GW nationwide. Despite total newly installed capacity for on- and offshore wind power capacity falling by one-quarter annually in 2016 to 24GW, new offshore wind power surged 64 percent with 154 wind turbines set up producing 590 MW.
The Putian windfarm will employ China Power New Energy's latest 220-kilovolt island substation setup, with commissioning scheduled for November this year.
This project marks the first time that the company will use the modularized version of its substation for an offshore wind farm and is of great significance to the future development of the technology, China Power New Energy said.