(dates to be finally confirmed)
Due to the fact that Ministry of Foreign Affairs is planning an official visit to China (Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate will partly join the delegation (tbc)), where the main focus will be on offshore wind activities, we have decided to postpone DWEA’s delegation tour and become part of the official visit, where we among others will visit this province, where the Danish-Chinese “best practice” park will be established. The tentative date for the visit is week 24, 2018.
More info will follow about the programme.
China is one of the key players on the global wind power market. In the previous year China has increased their focus on the offshore wind. In 2016 new offshore wind installations accounted for 592 MW - an increase of 64% comparing with 2015. The total installed capacity today counts for 1,67 MW, and China has overtaken Denmark to achieve the 3rd place in the global offshore ranking, after the UK and Germany.
The 13th Five-Year Plan sets a target of 5 GW by 2020 for offshore. The target is supported by attractive FIT tariffs. At present the offshore wind activities are concentrated around three provinces: Jiangsu (has about 65% of the total offshore capacity in China), Shanghai and Fujian.
But offshore wind development in China suffers from lack of mature domestic turbine technology and experience. Therefore, China is interested in cooperation with the experienced companies from Europe. Danish companies with their know how and technical solutions can play an important role by project planning and design, construction and installation, but also by suppling components to the Chinese OEMs.
Budget price: To follow
Subsidy from the Trade Council of Denmark has been granted