LOC wins Chinese wind farm contract

LOC Group has won a contract to provide Marine Warranty Services (MWS) for the transportation and installation operations, supporting the development of the Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore windfarms II and X, in China.

Under the terms of the agreement, LOC will provide document review and verification, inspection and suitability surveys of the proposed fleet to support the development of the OWF and monitoring of critical operations. The contract commenced in May 2020.

The OWF is owned by Guangdong Energy Group Co. LTD, the largest power generation enterprise in the Guangdong province of China, with over 13,000 employees.

The contract will be serviced through LOC’s office in China, with support from other group offices around the world. LOC is celebrating its 15th anniversary of having a presence in China, based across two strategic locations of Shanghai and Tianjin.

LOC China has been integral to the expansion of LOC Renewables’ footprint in the rapidly growing Asian offshore wind market, having provided marine warranty survey services on 9 of the region’s offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 2454 Mw.

The Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore windfarm II comprises 37 wind turbines, with a combined installed capacity of 203.5ME. Turbines will be installed in water depths of up to 19m. Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore windfarm X contains a further 37 wind turbines, also with an installed capacity of 203.5ME.

Located east of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong province, in Southern China, Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore windfarm II is planned to commence operations at the end of June 2021. Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore windfarm X is in the North Sea area of Xinliao Island and is expected to commence operations in June 2020.

Commenting, Wenchao Shi, Managing Director at LOC China said: “LOC has real strength and experience in the offshore wind market, as well as a strong understanding of the Chinese market, as it celebrates its 15th anniversary in China. This is a major contract win, which we have commenced work on and which will be run out of the Company’s office in China but with support from other teams in the group”.