A-Power To Develop 49-MW Mongolia Wind Farm

A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. has won a contract to develop a 49.5-megawatt (MW) wind farm for Jihe Orient Wind Energy Co. Ltd. in Saiwusu, Guba County, Inner Mongolia. The total value of the contract is US $90.5 million.

Under the terms of the contracts, A-Power will wind turbines, towers and the foundations, as well as oversee the construction, subcontracting and installation for this project. The estimated cost breakdown for the project includes $84.2 million for equipment procurement, $4.8 million for construction and installatio0n and $1.5 million for miscellaneous expenses.

Construction on the project is set to begin this month and the estimated completion time is June 2010. The Saiwusu Wind Farm project, owned by Jihe Orient, has been approved by the National Resources Bureau of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the permit for transmission to the electricity power grid has been issued by the Inner Mongolia Power Co. Its feed-in tariff also has been approved by China’s National Development and Reform Commission.

“We are truly excited to embark on our first wind farm full-responsibility project,” said Jinxiang Lu, chairman and CEO of A-Power. “Inner Mongolia as we all know has the most promising wind energy potential among all of China’s provinces. Among the 787 GW estimated exploitable wind power, only 1.6 GW in capacity had been developed and installed as of September 2008, according to the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association.”

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