China Wind Power International Corp has begun construction work on its 198MW Phase III wind energy development project planned for the Du Mon County in the Heilongjiang province of China.

The project, which will include four wind farms each with a capacity of 49.5MW, is expected to generate about 400 million KWh of electricity per year.

The company has now started the foundation work to prepare for the installation of 132 turbines planned for this Phase III project.

Construction at Phase III is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2012.

China Wind Power CEO Jun Liu said construction at Phase III is proceeding under favourable financial terms with no immediate impact on the company’s working capital.