Extension scope KCI for Chinese Offshore Wind contract
Bejing based Huadian Heavy Industries has extended KCI's scope for the Offshore Wind contract that was awarded last December. Next to the design review, fabrication preparation, load out and installation engineering of an offshore substation, KCI, part of Oceanteam Solutions, will now also take care of the pile drivability analysis.
The project for Huadian Heavy Industries, is KCI’s first assignment in China. Last year, Oceanteam Solutions and KCI announced their plans to enter the Chinese market, in collaboration with OFFCO. OFFCO is has a strong track record in Chinese renewables projects and is well connected with the country’s leading Offshore Wind Energy Developers.
Nowadays, China is world’s biggest investor in renewable energy. Earlier this year, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced major investments in renewable power generation in the coming years. As a result, the Chinese market offers countless opportunities for engineering firms that focus on wind power projects, like KCI.