CR Power’s eagles on the Inner Mongolian Plateau
The magnificent Gobi Desert has treasures on its snow plateau! On December 29, 2017, CR Power’s Da Qaidam 50 MW wind power project located in Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai province was connected to the grid. The construction of the project lasted 92 days, creating a new benchmarking construction period in the history of CR Power’s wind power projects and setting a new record for the construction period of wind power projects in the same area and capacity in Qinghai province.
With Kunlun Mountain in the South and Qilian Mountain in the North, there is no one within 800 miles. Da Qaidam wind power project, located at Qaidam Basin in the Northeast of QinghaiTibetan Plateau, is the achievement made under CR Power’s practice of green development concept and its joint efforts with Qinghai provincial party committee and government. It is also the Company’s first wind power project in Qinghai.
Since the commencement of the project’s construction, the construction team worked on the hundreds of miles of Gobi where there was no soul to be seen, taming the desert under a construction environment of high altitude, extreme cold and oxygen deficiency and construction conditions with lack of water and electricity and with no communications signal. No water source? The team made simple-to-use water containers and heaters; insufficient fresh vegetables? The team had carrots and potatoes for days in a row; insufficient construction materials for living areas? The team dug the ground and made rooms？The team worked day and night to make every minute and second count, finally finishing the task within just 92 days and setting a shining example for Haixi prefecture in the creation of 10,000 MW new energy industry bases.
The project was approved by Haixi Prefecture Energy Bureau on September 28, 2016, the construction of the project began on September 28, 2017, and the project was connected to the grid on December 29 of the same year. In total, 25 2 MW wind turbines were installed, providing 106.7 million kWh of clean electricity a year to Haixi prefecture after being put into operation. This plays an active role in improving regional energy structure, protecting plateau ecological environment, promoting local economic growth and improving livelihood. When carrying out research in Qinghai, President Xi Jinping pointed out that “For Qinghai, ecology is where its biggest value, responsibility and potential are.” Our windmills are standing against wind and spreading their wings like eagles on QinghaiTibetan Plateau, sharing the green energy gifted by the vast and magnificent snow-covered plateau with the locals.