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Rudong leads in green energy

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2023-05-04

At the end of April, the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport ship, Al Mayeda from Qatar, successfully docked at the Yangkou Port in Rudong, a county-level city in East China's Jiangsu province.

The ship brought 115,000 metric tons of LNG, which can be turned into 160 million cubic meters of natural gas. This is enough to supply residents of the Yangtze River Delta region for four days.


Al Mayeda, the world's largest LNG transport ship, docks at Yangkou Port. [Photo/ thepaper.cn]

During the 151-day heating period from last winter to this spring, the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG terminal received 35 ships carrying 3 million tons of LNG, said Miao Xiaochen, deputy general manager of the terminal.

Another three LNG projects are currently under construction at Yangkou Port. Upon their completion, the port's capacity for unloading LNG is expected to exceed 20 million tons per year.

Rudong is the supplier of one-third of Jiangsu's natural gas and is also home to Asia's largest offshore wind farms with an installed capacity of 5.62 million kilowatts. Since 2006, the county has generated over 56 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity with new energy for State Grid, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 25.6 million families.


Wind turbines in Rudong [Photo/ thepaper.cn]

In addition, Rudong plans to install solar panels with a total capacity of about 2.8 million kilowatts by the end of 2025. A project integrating fisheries and photovoltaics with an area of ten thousand mu (approximately 1,650 acres) is now in progress and is expected to deliver 750 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to the national power system every year.