(EnergyAsia, October 30, Friday) — A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd, a Nasdaq-listed provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a fast-growing manufacturer of wind turbines, said it has won a contract to develop a 19.5MW wind farm in Donggang, Rizhao City in Shandong province.

Under the $36.2 million contract awarded by the Shandong subsidiary of Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd, A-Power said it will supply the wind turbines, the towers and the foundations, and oversee the construction, subcontracting and installation for this project. The project can be expanded to 100MW.

The estimated cost breakdown is as follows: equipment procurement $33.7 million, construction and installation $1.9 million and miscellaneous $586,000. Construction of the project is due to start in November, with completion due 12 months later.

The Rizhao Donggang wind farm project, owned by Rizhao City Hengyuan Wind Power Co Ltd, will initially require eight units of the 2.5 to 2.7MW wind turbines.

The project has been approved by the provincial Development and Reform Commission and the National Resources Bureau of Shandong province and the permit for transmission to the electricity power grid has been issued by the Shandong Electricity Co.

Jinxiang Lu, chairman and CEO of A-Power, said: “We are proud to announce our second wind farm full-responsibility project, after our Inner Mongolia project announcement in September.  To be able to work with Datang Power, which is China’s second largest state-owned power producer, speaks volume about our growing expertise in wind farm equipment supply, construction and engineering.

“We have already assembled teams for construction, installation and testing for the Rizhao Donggang project and will start on it early next month.”

A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd, through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is the largest provider of distributed power generation systems in China, focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly projects of 25MW to 400MW.

The company entered the wind energy market last year, building China’s  largest wind turbine manufacturing facility in Shenyang in Liaoning province, with technologies licensed from Germany’s FUHRLNDER AG and Denmark’s Norwin.