The construction work for sinking of 36 large-diameter single piles of Zhanjiang Wailuo Offshore Wind Farm Project (Wailuo Project) has been completed.
Wailuo Project is China’s first offshore wind farm EPC project which is undertaken by GEDI, a subsidiary of Energy China. The project is located in the offshore area to the east of Xinliao Island and Wailuo, Xuwen County, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, with a total installed capacity of 198 MW and a total of 36 wind turbine units with single capacity of 5.5 MW. It is the first time that large-diameter single-pile wind turbine foundation scheme was adopted in Guangdong Province. A single pile has the maximum diameter of 7 meters and the maximum weight of 1000 tons.
Upon completion, the project will generate more than 500 million kW in grid electricity, and facilitate the reduction of fuel coal consumption by 170,000 tons, CO2 emissions by 350,000 tons and SO2 emissions by 80 tons, according to the release.