Rudong establishes integrated wind power port
The core functional zone of the Xiaoyangkou wind power port in Rudong county [Photo/rdxmt.com]
The core functional zone of the Xiaoyangkou wind power port in Rudong county, Nantong, Jiangsu province has recently been completed after four years of construction.
The port is located in the heart of Rudong's offshore wind farm and has had over 2 billion yuan ($284.06 million) in supporting infrastructure costs. Lifting appliances installed in the port have reduced the cost of transporting, installing, and operating heavy equipment.
Both the core functional zone and manufacturing area of the port have finished construction. The average water depth of ships using in the port is seven meters, and the port can accommodate 5,000-ton ships at any time.
According to a worker at the port, wind turbines will be shipped through the port, with the largest having a foundation of 1,500 tons. The port will begin trial operations after approval.
The new port is expected to improve transportation efficiency and save on resources compared to a number of previous smaller ports. It will provide services to four wind power enterprises, which have invested a total of 20 billion yuan into the project, and help them expand their industrial chains.
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