Goldwind corporation, a Beijing-based multinational wind turbine manufacturer, launched the first-of-its-kind, solution factory in Pakistan on Monday.
The launching took place in the presence of a wide range of energy sector representatives and energy developers.
The Solution Factory aims to develop indigenous solutions for Pakistani wind power plants. The event was attended by Sindh Minister for Energy, Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh, as well as the Chinese Economic & Commercial Counselor to Pakistan, Yang Guangyuan.
Mirza Umer, Business Development Manager of Goldwind, introduced the company’s portfolio and emphasized the need for this local technical solution center to reduce extensive shipping delays and costs for wind developers. Umer also highlighted the aim of the Solution Factory to promote localization, technology transfer, and capacity building of employees.
Mr. Yang Jianyong, Service Director of Goldwind for the MENA region, introduced the structure of the Solution Factory which will include a repair center and a training center to provide both technology and manpower for regional wind power plants. The CEO of Tapal Wind Energy, Adnaan Tapal, praised the performance of Goldwind’s turbines and service team in Pakistan.
Mr. Ma Xiaohui and Mr. Wu from Goldwind International affirmed the commitments of Goldwind towards the community and the local market. Chinese Economic & Commercial Counselor to Pakistan, Mr. Yang Guangyuan, reiterated China’s support for Pakistan’s energy transition through the Belt & Road Initiative.
The Sindh Minister for Energy, Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh, appreciated Goldwind’s initiative to expand their services in Pakistan and reminded the audience of extensive efforts by the Sindh govt. to engage the private sector. He mentioned that Sindh was a frontrunner when it came to renewable energy. Mr. Sheikh also foresaw the launch of more wind projects in the Jhimpir corridor shortly as well as local manufacturing of solar plates and reaffirmed the province’s commitment to moving towards a renewable future.