Longyuan Wins Bid for 244 Megawatts of Wind Farms in Africa

China Longyuan Power Group Corp., the nation’s biggest wind farm operator, won a bid to jointly develop two projects totaling 244 megawatts in South Africa with local companies.

Longyuan will be the controlling shareholder of a 100-megawatt wind farm and another 144-megawatt project in the African nation, according to a statement on its website. The projects will use turbines with unit capacity of 1.5 megawatts from unit Guodian United Power Technology Co.

The bid is part of the Beijing-based company’s strategy of “going global.” Longyuan said in August that it will start construction of a 100-megawatt wind farm in Ontario, Canada, in the second half and advance preliminary work for projects in countries such as the U.S., South Africa and Australia.

— With assistance by Feifei Shen

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