LONGi PV modules on freight train from Xi’an to Tashkent, Uzbekistan
(Photo: Xinhua)

Recently, a China-Europe freight train loaded with 50 container photovoltaic modules produced by LONGi Green Energy departed from Xi’an International Port Station and headed west towards Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.The train will leave the country through the port of Khorgos and is expected to arrive in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 12 days.

It is understood that the photovoltaic modules delivered this time are the first batch of products for the 1GW photovoltaic project in Uzbekistan.

The construction of 1GW project in Uzbekistan was signed during the visit of the Uzbekistan Energy Minister to China and currently is the largest PV project invested by Chinese enterprises overseas. According to the agreement, China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) will build two 500MW solar power plant in Uzbekistan’s Qashqadaryo and Buxoro regions.

As the most reliable and intimate partner of China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), LONGi successfully won the bid and will exclusive supply all the 1GW PV modules. As the largest overseas N-type PV plant, the 1GW project in Uzbekistan will adopt LONGi’s latest product Hi-MO 7 and all PV modules will be successively transported via China-Europe freight train (Xi’an) in 60th shipments with 3,000 containers. When put into operation, it is expected to generate 2.3 billion kWh of electricity annually, reducing natural gas consumption by about 588 cubic meters per year.

From January to July this year, China-Europe freight train (Xi’an) operated 3,045 trains, up 37.3% year on year, and the total weight of goods transported was 2.74 million tonnes, up 47.7% year on year.