CPIH and Equinor sign cooperation agreement on offshore wind

Source: press release, 25 September 2019

Equinor executive vice president Pål Eitrheim and CPIH president Tian Jun sign the MoU
Equinor executive vice president Pål Eitrheim and CPIH president Tian Jun sign the MoU (photo: Equinor)

CPIH (China Power International Holding) and Equinor have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on offshore wind in China and Europe.

The MoU also opens for potentially expanding the collaboration between the two companies.

“China is rapidly increasing its use of renewables and natural gas. The country is set to become the world’s biggest offshore wind market by 2030. As an offshore wind major, Equinor is excited to collaborate with CPIH to develop offshore wind,” says executive vice president New Energy Solutions, Pål Eitrheim.

“CPIH, as a leading power generator in China, has been striving to develop its international strategy to become a pioneer of reliable energy provider worldwide. The signing of the MoU between CPIH and Equinor is a big step forward for both companies to move into new markets in renewables and develop a long-term strategic partnership. We strongly believe the collaboration between CPIH and Equinor in China and Europe will bring vast experience, knowledge and expertise to the industry. We look forward to deepen this partnership and develop a sustainable energy business together with our partner in both domestic and overseas markets,” says president of CPIH, Tian Jun.

The signing of the MoU took place in Beijing on 25 September with the President of CPIH, Tian Jun and Executive vice president from Equinor, Pål Eitrheim. Minister Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission from the Norwegian Embassy, Mattis Raustøl, also attended the ceremony.