China's Offshore Wind Industry Entering Era of Large-Scale Development

    China's Offshore Wind Industry Entering Era of Large-Scale Development

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Jan. 7, 2013

SHANGHAI, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Wind power has become the
third-largest electric power in China," said Liu Qi, deputy director general
of the National Energy Administration. "There is no electric power to
substitute the position of wind power as No. 3, following thermal power and
hydropower." It was said in the report of the 18th CPC National Congress that
"China is determined to promote the revolution of energy generation and
consumption, to control the total consumption of energy, to improve energy
conservation, and to support the development of energy conservation and the
low carbon industry as well as renewable energy in order to ensure the safety
of national energy."

The State Council recently released its white paper, "China's Energy Policy",
which clearly indicates that "Wind power is the non-hydro renewable energy
with the biggest possibility of large-scale development and market utilization
at the moment. Wind power shall be developed efficiently. China's wind power
development is the most rapid in the world. During China's 12^th Five-Year
Plan, wind power shall be developed in both concentrated and distributed
formats, and the development layout shall be optimized. Wind farm construction
will be promoted in areas abundant in wind resources, including the Northwest,
North China and the Northeast, and the utilization of distributed wind
resources will be accelerated. Offshore wind power shall be developed
steadily. Standards and industry monitoring for wind power equipment shall be
improved. Wind power enterprises will be encouraged to strengthen research of
key technologies to speed up the upgrading of the wind power industry. The
consumption capacity of power systems shall be increased by strengthening grid
construction, improving grid dispatching, enhancing equipment performance,
advancing wind power predictions and forecasts, and so on. By 2015, China's
total wind turbine installed capacity will hit 100 million kW, including 5
million kW offshore."

Under the guidance of the new national energy policy, China's offshore wind
development has driven into the fast lane. On November 23, Longyuan Wind Power
realized the completion of 150 MW in an offshore wind demonstration project in
Rudong, Jiangsu Province. This is China's largest offshore wind farm to
realize grid integration, and its completion marks the arrival of the era of
China's large-scale offshore wind development. In 2010, Shanghai Donghai
Bridge Offshore Wind Farm realized the grid connection of its Phase I project
of 100MW installed capacity with 34 sets of wind turbines. The wind farm
developer has applied to the National Energy Administration for Phase II of
its project of achieving 100MW installed capacity with 26 sets of wind
turbines, including one 5MW wind turbine, the largest in Asia. The others are
3.6MW. The project is expected to complete construction by the end of 2014.
Additionally, Shanghai Lingang 102 MW Offshore Wind Farm will launch
construction in 2013, and expects to be completed in September 2014. In
Jiangsu, the Dongtai 200MW Offshore Wind Farm by Shandong Luneng Group is
expected to launch construction in 2013, as will the Xiangshui 200MW Offshore
Wind Farm by China Three Gorges.

China's offshore wind industry is developing from demonstration projects to
large-scale construction. At this significant moment, OFFSHORE WIND CHINA 2013
will be held again from June 19 to 21, 2013, at the Shanghai New International
Expo Center and Shangri-La's Kerry Hotel, Pudong. Organized by the Chinese
Renewable Energy Industries Association, the National Renewable Energy Center,
and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd, it has become Asia's No. 1 and
the world's No. 2 offshore wind trade event.

During the event, leaders from the National Energy Administration and
provincial Development & Reform Commissions of China's coastal provinces will
visit and give guidance. China's top-five wind farm developers also will be
present. Sinovel and Vestas will lead key players in the wind industry to
enthusiastically participate. In addition, many well-developed countries in
the offshore wind industry, like Denmark, the U.K., Holland, Germany and
Norway will organize national pavilions and send experts, scholars and
entrepreneurs to gather for the development of global offshore wind energy.
The exhibition will cover a wide range, from wind turbine manufacturers, main
components suppliers, and offshore installation companies to smart grids,
energy storage, and more. The conference expects 700 industry professionals to
attend, and will invite around 100 speakers to deliver speeches during 14
various sessions, with the percentage of international participants above 30%.
Concurrently, "2013 Shanghai International Distributed Generation Conference"
will be launched. It is designed to build an integrated trade event consisting
of distributed generation, micro-grid and energy storage.

OFFSHORE WIND CHINA is an ideal trade platform for global offshore wind
communication and cooperation. It aims to promote offshore wind progress and
development, to carry the responsibility of going down in history, and to
contribution to the dream and glory of a prospering offshore wind industry.

For inquiries or requests for information, please contact the organizers:

Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Address: 841 Middle Yan'an Road, Shanghai, China
OOCL Plaza, 8th Floor, Post Code: 200040
Tel: (86-21) 6279 2828
Fax: (86-21) 65455124

SOURCE Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.

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