Shenyang, China [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. announced that it has won a “full-responsibility” contract to develop a 19.5-megawatt (MW) wind farm in the Donggang, Rizhao City of Shandong Province, in Eastern China, for the Shandong subsidiary of Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. The total value of the contract is $36.2 million.
A-Power is to supply the wind turbines, the towers and the foundations, and oversee the construction, subcontracting and installation for this project. The estimated cost breakdown includes US $33.7 million for equipment procurement, $1.9 million for construction and installation and $586,000 for other miscellaneous expenses. Construction on the project is expected to start in November of this year and the estimated completion is November 2010.
The project has been approved by the provincial Development and Reform Commission and the National Resources Bureau of Shandong Province and the permit for transmission to the electricity power grid has been issued by the Shandong Electricity Co.
“We are proud to announce our second wind farm full-responsibility project, after our Inner Mongolia project announcement in September,” said Jinxiang Lu, Chairman and CEO of A-Power. “To be able to work with Datang Power, which is China’s second largest state-owned power producer, speaks volume about our growing expertise in wind farm equipment supply, construction and engineering. We have already assembled teams for construction, installation and testing for the Rizhao Donggang project and will start on it early next month.”