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China and US join in wind firm’s overseas first

Chinese firm partnership will see US turbines used for 100 MW Canada wind project

The wind farm will be built in Ontario, boosting wind power in Canada
The wind farm will be built in Ontario, boosting wind power in Canada

A China wind firm has selected a US company for its first overseas project, according to reports. Bloomberg reports China's largest wind developer, Longyuan Power Group, will use GE turbines at its first wind project outside of China. The wind farm will be built in Canada and will provide a boost to wind power in the country.

Reports have said Longyuan is purchasing nearly 100 MW of General Electric (GE) wind energy turbines for a project in Ontario, Canada, its first outside of China.

Longyuan Power will install 31 of GE’s 1.6-100 turbines and 18 of its 2.75-103 model at the 100 MW Dufferin wind farm near Melanchthon, Ontario, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based conglomerate said in a statement, the publication said.

The turbines will be delivered next year, and Dufferin is expected to begin producing power in 2014.

China firm wind farm developments will be a focus in the agenda for BigSwitch Offshore Wind. The international event, which Renewable Energy Technology (RET) is sponsoring, is taking place in Glasgow on 27th and 28th June.

The event aims to advance technological developments across global offshore wind by encouraging the European renewable energy industry to work with key delegations from the world’s biggest emerging markets, including China and India, as well as the US.

For more information on the event, please email RET Editor Heath Reidy at heath.reidy@bric.com.