China Three Gorges launches 50MW wind farm in Jhimpir, Thatta

Karachi: Chinese hydropower developer China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has begun construction work on a 49.5MW wind farm at Jhimpir, Thatta in Sindh province at cost of $130 million.

Goldwind will supply 33 GW77-1500 direct-drive permanent-magnet turbines made for areas with a temperature range of -20 to 45 degrees Celsius and with a sealed, dust-proof design. Goldwind is also offering a two-year operations and maintenance service.

The project will be completed and connected to the grid in second quarter of 2013, said Wang Shenliang, CEO of Three Gorges First Wind Farm Pakistan. CTG is planning to expand the wind farm to 500MW by 2015 in two further stages.

Leave a Reply