A-Power Energy Generation Systems, a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a fast-growing manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced the Company has won a “full-responsibility” contract to develop a 49.5MW wind farm in the township of Saiwusu, Guba County, Inner Mongolia, for the Urat Rear Banner-based Jihe Orient Wind Energy Co., Ltd. The total value of the contract is $90.5 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 is as follows: equipment procurement $84.2 million; construction and installation $4.8 million; miscellaneous $1.5 million. The project is due to commence early October this year 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 Mr. 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 gigawatts estimated exploitable wind power, only 1.6GW in capacity had been developed and installed as of September 2008, according to the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association. A-Power is very proud to set its foot in a region with such vast resources. We look forward to leveraging our superior wind turbine technologies, our engineering and construction expertise and our excellent relations with local governments, and making headways as a participant in the robust growth of the wind power market of China.”
A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is the largest provider of distributed power generation systems in China, focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly projects of 25MW to 400MW. In 2008, A-Power entered the wind energy market and has built China’s largest wind turbine manufacturing facility, located in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, and a total annual production capacity of 1,125MW. In March 2009, A-Power entered into an agreement to establish a Joint Venture partnership with GE Drivetrain Technologies to produce wind turbine gearboxes in Shenyang. A-Power also has strategic relationships with Tsinghua University in Beijing and the China Academy of Sciences in Guangzhou to develop and commercialize other renewable energy technologies.
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