- Financing will support completion of 49.5 MW wind farm project -
TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - China Wind Power International Corp. (TSX-V: CNW) today announced that it has received the first tranche of a
new 330,000,000 Yuan (approximately CDN$50 million) loan agreement
signed with the Agricultural Development Bank of China, the Company's
lender of record. The first tranche will consist of 140,000,000 Yuan
(approximately CDN$21.2 million). The loan carries a basic commercial
lending interest rate over the nine-year term, currently at 6.14%.
"We are very honoured that the Agricultural Development Bank of China
has extended its relationship with us and is prepared to support our
vision of becoming the leading wind farm operator in Heilongjiang
province," said Mr. Jun Liu, China Wind's Chief Executive Officer. "In
light of the recent tightening of monetary policies, our loan provides
further evidence of the Chinese government's clear commitment to wind
China Wind will use the funds to complete construction of Phase 2 of its
planned five phase wind farm development project.
"We are well on our way towards the completion of Phase 2 having
installed 17 of our planned 35 turbines already. Given our recent
progress, we anticipate completion of Phase 2 in the second quarter of
calendar 2011," Mr. Liu also said.
When fully completed, Phase 2 will consist of 35 turbines and a combined
capacity of 49.5 MW of renewable energy. China Wind is committed to
completing a five phase wind farm in 2014 that will ultimately provide
546 MW of capacity.
About China Wind Power International Corp.
China Wind Power International Corp. is an Ontario company that is
uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for wind power
in China. The Company indirectly holds the exclusive rights for wind
energy development in Du Mon County, Heilongjiang province, which has a
demonstrated potential installed capacity of 1,150 MW of wind energy
developable over an area of 612 square km. While 1,150 MW represents
the Company's long-term potential for wind power in the area, its
current plans are for building out 546 MW over five development
phases. The Company's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbol CNW. The Company has approximately 63.9
million shares outstanding.
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SOURCE CHINA WIND POWER INTERNATIONAL CORP.
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