Offshore Wind Mission — Business Visit to China by Norwegian Offshore Wind Enterprise Delegation

Innovation Norway, Royal Norwegian Embassy together with Norwegian Energy Partners have brought together a Norwegian offshore wind power enterprise delegation to China for a four-day visit, including four company-visit (Beijing and Fuzhou), two project onsite visit (Fuzhou), the third Offshore Wind Summit and the Sino-Norwegian Offshore Wind Co-operation Forum. The visit aims to open up business opportunities for both Norwegian companies and Chinese companies in this field.

 

First Stop: Beijing (June 12th)

 

Innovation Norway, Royal Norwegian Embassy together with Norwegian Energy Partners have brought together a Norwegian enterprise delegation to China. The delegation is made up of seven leading offshore wind power related companies from the developers to the maintenance & services providers, covering the whole offshore wind power value chain.

1Third party certifier and technical assurance provider – DNV GL; Developer – Equinor; Meteorological information and forecasting services provider – StormGeo; Corrosion protection solution providers – Imenco and Jotun, Vessels and gangway solution providers – Ulstein and Uptime.

 

These seven companies are all leading players in offshore wind power industry. The 4-day visit aims to open up business opportunities for both Norwegian companies and Chinese companies in this field. The first day is scheduled in Beijing with two company visits. One is to the Huaneng Renewable Co., LTD in the morning, the other is to the Longyuan Power Group Co.,LTD in the afternoon.

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Huaneng Renewable Co.,LTD building

 

Huaneng Renewable Co.,LTD is a subsidy of Huaneng Group. The company is committed to the investment, construction and operation of new energy projects. It focuses on developing and operating wind power projects while promoting synergistic growth of solar power and other renewable energies.

 

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Meetings with the main leaders of Huaneng Renewable Co.,LTD

 

In the afternoon, the Norwegian delegation transferred to Longyuan Power Group. Founded in Jan. 1993, China Longyuan Power Group was affiliated to China National Department of Energy. It is now affiliated to China Guodian Corporate. The company mainly dedicates to the design, development, construction, management and operation of wind farms (it has over 300 wind farms). In addition, it also runs other projects, such as thermal power, solar power, tidal power, biomass power and geothermal power. Meanwhile it offers services to wind farms, including consultation, repair, maintenance, and training.

 

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Meeting with the Longyuan Power Group

During the meeting, Longyuan specified their needs and interests in terms of the offshore power business. Norwegian delegation presented different solutions in answering the needs from the Longyuan side. There is a good cooperation potential between the two sides.

 

Second Stop: Fuzhou (June 13th – 15th)

 

Before the third Offshore Wind Summit, which was to be held from 14th, the Norwegian delegation visited another two important Chinese power companies, Fujian Longyuan and Fujian Shipbuilding in Fuzhou.

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Meeting with Fujian Longyuan

 

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Visit Fujian Shipbuilding Industry Group

 

2018 Offshore Wind Summit (June 14th – June 15th)

 

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Opening ceremony of 2018 Offshore Wind Summit

 

Innovation Norway’s Norwegian Energy and Environment Consortium(NEEC) hosted a Sino-Norwegian Offshore Wind Co-operation Forum during the summit in the afternoon with Commercial Counselor Knut Roald Sørlie being the moderator. Jon Dugstad, Wind & Solar director of Norwegian Energy Partners led the Norwegian delegation to present their competencies respectively.

 

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Sino-Norwegian Offshore Wind Co-operation Forum

 

After the forum, Fuzhou municipal government invited the delegation for a further discussion. Our commercial Counselor Knut Roald Sørlie gave a detailed introduction to the offshore wind industry of Norway. And the deputy Mayor of Fuzhou – Ruan Xiaoying, expressed strong intention to cooperate and  to arrange a visit to Norway in the near future.

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Meeting with Fuzhou municipal government

 

On June 15th, China Three Gorges Group arranged an onsite visit for us to the Fuqing Xinghua Bay – Phase 1 (Prototype test site).  The project is developed and owned by Fuzhou Strait Power Generation Co., Ltd.( China Three Gorges New Energy Co., Ltd). The main contractor is China Railway Bridge Bureau Group the Fifth Engineering Co., Ltd. The scope of the project includes installation of 12 foundations, transportation and installation of 12 turbines, submarine cable laying, including high pile foundation engineering, jacket base engineering, single pile foundation engineering and turbine installation engineering.

 

 

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The project capacity:79.4MW; 14 turbines; turbine capacity: 5 MW – 6.7 MW; Foundation: Various (5xGrounded – High-Rise Pile Cap 5xGrounded – Jacket 2xGrounded – Monopile Some piles will be rock socketed); Centre latitude/Longitude: 25.383°/119.455°; Area: 9km²; Distance from shore (computed from center): 11km.

 

The 4-day offshore wind missionary visit in China has come to an end. Our Norwegian delegation has now get to know more about Chinese offshore wind market and has explored deeper into the potential area of further cooperation with many important Chinese Offshore wind power companies.

 

We would like to keep pushing forward the cooperation between China and Norway in energy and environment area and we are open to our Norwegian partners as well as Chinese partners for further enquires.