Ming Yang joins alliance to develop a 48MW offshore wind project in South China

Source: China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited 

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (Ming Yang or the Company) (NYSE:MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, announced that it has signed a engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract (the "Contract") with Guangdong Yudean Xuwen Wind Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Guangdong Yudean Group Co. Ltd. (Yudean) for a 48MW offshore wind power project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong. The project has already received the approval from the Guangdong provincial development and reform committee (GDRC). Ming Yang will supply the following under the Contract: 

• sixteen 3MW Super Compact Drive (SCD) wind turbine generators (WTG); and 

• a total EPC solution, including site survey, equipment procurement, obtaining approvals, engineering and construction, installation, commissioning and acceptance, and other general insurance and services for the offshore wind power project.

The first SCD prototype is scheduled to pass the 250 hours durability test before the end of 2011 under the Contract. 

In another important move, Xiaodan Zhu, deputy governor of the regional government of Guangdong chaired a special meeting earlier this month to encourage closer cooperation for offshore wind power in Guangdong province. Representatives from GDRC, the Energy Bureau, the Economy and Information Commission of Guangdong Province (GDEIC), China Southern Power Grid Co. Ltd. (CSG) and Ming Yang attended the meeting. The meeting discussed offshore wind power overall planning, implementation and co-ordination in Guangdong province, and in particular: 

• forming a special alliance between CSG, Yudean, Ming Yang and other entities to formulate a detailed working plan, with the GDRC taking the lead, to promote local offshore wind power development in Guangdong; 

• pooling of research and development resources between alliance partners to foster offshore wind power technology development; and 

• establishing a pilot project of wind/solar storage integrated solution in Wanshan, Guangdong to demonstrate the landmark technology of the alliance partners. The procedures for project approval are initiated immediately

"We believe the Zhanjiang project is the first offshore EPC wind power project in China, and marks a major step forward for Ming Yang's offshore wind power strategy," said Chuanwei Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ming Yang. "We are delivering an industry-leading all-in engineering package price for offshore wind power construction. Obtaining this project affirms the proven technology and cost competitiveness of our SCD WTGs, and the competitive advantage of our total EPC offshore wind power solution. Meanwhile, the forming of the special alliance between CSG, Yudean, Ming Yang and other entities will further promote Ming Yang's leading position in offshore wind power technology and speed up offshore wind power development in Guangdong Province. We believe Ming Yang is well positioned to become the leading technology and EPC solution provider for offshore wind power in China."

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