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China's CNOOC launches first offshore wind power plant

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Sept 15 (Reuters) -

* China’s offshore oil and gas major CNOOC Ltd announced on Tuesday that its first offshore wind power project has connected to the grid and begun to generate power

* The wind power project, located in the sea area nearby China’s eastern province of Jiangsu, and with a total installed capacity of 300 megawatts, is scheduled to fully come into on-grid production by end of 2020, CNOOC said in a press release

* The project, planned to be equipped with 67 wind turbines, is expected to have annual on-grid power generation reaching approximately 860 million Kilowatt-hours, CNOOC said

* China’s state energy giants including PetroChina , Sinopec and CNOOC Ltd have all laid out plans to develop renewable projects, in an effort to stay relevant in a low-carbon future (Reporting by Muyu Xu in Beijing and Chen Aizhu in Singapore, editing by Louise Heavens)

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