Boom Logistics has been awarded a contract from Suzlon to provide crane logistics and lifting services for the construction and delivery of the AFK Oaklands Hill wind farm.
The contract is expected to deliver Boom $4 million in revenue over 18 weeks. The project will be supported by Boom’s operators, six of Boom’s high capacity cranes ranging in size from 100 tonnes to 750 tonnes and several smaller support cranes. The wind farm will be commissioned and operating by late 2011.
China’s wind power capacity will increase more than five-fold over the next decade from 2009, a report forecast on Wednesday, as the country steps up its drive to develop clean energy. China’s total installed wind power capacity will reach at least 150 gigawatts by 2020 compared with 25.8 gigawatts at the end of 2009, according to the China Wind Power Outlook 2010 report.
A more ambitious forecast by the publishers of the report — Greenpeace, the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) — is 230 gigawatts over the next 10 years.