Longyuan wins bid, will build wind farms in South Africa
China Longyuan Power Group Corp, a Beijing-based wind farm operator, had recently won a bid to develop two joint projects with local companies in South Africa, according to a report by Bloomberg. The report stated that Longyuan's winning bid would have the Chinese company oversee the development of facilities that would produce a combined 244 megawatts of wind power. According to a statement found on the company's website, Longyuan will serve as the projects' controlling shareholder of a 100-megawatt wind farm. It would also have a controlling interest on another 144-megawatt project in South Africa.
The projects would be using turbines by Guodian United Power Technology Co. Guodian is a state-owned company that focuses on green energy and wind turbines. It would provide Longyuan with 1.5 megawatts turbine units.
The bid Longyuan won was part of the company's strategy of expanding globally. Last August, Longyuan said it would start construction of a 100-megawatt wind farm in Ontario, Canada. The Chinese power company also said it would begin advance preliminary work offshore.