French state energy giant EDF plans to help build an ‘energy island’ off China as part of an expanded cooperation with local giant CEIC, the Chinese group said.

EDF and CEIC – China Energy Investment Corporation – want to jointly construct a 1.5GW “offshore comprehensive smart energy island demonstration project” off the Dongtai region of Jiangsu Province.

The island would include a “coordinated integration of hydrogen storage and green energy”, said CEIC.