Consortium appointed to develop offshore wind technical standards in China

A consortium of DNV GL, the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI) and the East China Investigation and Design Institute (ECIDI) has been selected to support the development of three new offshore wind technical standards in China.

Selected by the World Bank, Norwegian company DNV GL was invited by CREEI and ECIDI to join the tender owing to its local and international experience in offshore wind projects.

Under the terms of the deal, the three companies will support the development of standards in offshore wind turbine support structures, offshore substations and offshore wind farm power cables.

In addition, DNV GL will be advising the Chinese Government on project financing and risk management.

DNV GL Asia-Pacific (APAC) Energy Business executive vice-president Mathias Steck said: “Offshore wind is a very demanding technology.

“Standards are crucial to minimise the risks to acceptable and bankable levels, and learning from the international experience as this mandate is supporting, is a great approach to accelerate a successful industry.”

The offshore wind project is part of the China renewable energy scale-up programme (CRESP) developed by the Government of China in cooperation with the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility.

The CRESP will support the implementation of a renewable energy policy development and investment programme in the country.

Image: Wind turbines. Photo: courtesy of DNV GL.