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Longyuan Wins Bid for 244 Megawatts of Wind Farms in Africa

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Feifei Shen in Beijing at fshen11@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net

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