Nantong to boost wind power industry
Nantong, Jiangsu province has worked out a three-year plan to build a wind power industrial cluster worth more than 100 billion yuan ($14.49 billion) by the end of 2022.
The city aims to construct six centers for offshore wind power equipment manufacturing, offshore wind power operation and maintenance, emerging marine industries, research and development of wind power technology, equipment testing, and power big data within three years.
The total installed wind power capacity is expected to reach eight million kilowatts as of 2022, with industrial revenue surpassing 120 billion yuan.
A series of measures will be taken to attract investment and high-end workers, and to encourage sci-tech innovation. For example, a project involving key parts of wind power equipment with more than 500 million yuan in investment is eligible to receive a maximum of 100 million yuan in subsidies.
Large-scale manufacturing projects will enjoy preferential policies in land, power and water use, while related industrial research institutes are eligible to receive an array of subsidies for R&D facilities and sci-tech awards.
Nantong, with its 8,701 square kilometers of sea area and mild weather, boasts favorable geology for the development of an offshore wind power industry.
It has formed a complete wind power industrial chain, including equipment manufacturing, technological R&D, construction and maintenance, anti-corrosion materials, ocean protection, and logistics for large equipment.
China's first wind power home port was built in Xiaoyangkou area, with a group of assembly, materials, and parts companies setting up operations there.