A-Power Selected by China Machine-Building International Corporation in Vietnam Project

Jan 27, 2010, 09:28 ET from A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd.

SHENYANG, China, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (Nasdaq: APWR) ("A-Power" or "the Company"), a leading provider of distributed power generation ("DG") systems in China and a fast-growing manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with China Machine-Building International Corporation ("CMIC") to co-develop a turn-key solution in the construction of a major cement plant in Vietnam.

This DG project with CMIC has commenced immediately with the construction duration of 12 months. The total contract has a value of approximately 40 million dollars with a down payment within 10 days from the contract date. No other details were disclosed.

About A-Power

A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. ("A-Power"), through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is the largest provider of distributed power generation systems in China, focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly projects of 25MW to 400MW. In 2008, A-Power entered the wind energy market and has built China's largest wind turbine manufacturing facility, located in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, with a total annual production capacity of 1,125MW. In March 2009, A-Power entered into an agreement to establish a Joint Venture partnership with GE Drivetrain Technologies to produce wind turbine gearboxes in Shenyang. In addition to the establishment of strategic relationships with world's leading wind energy design and engineering companies, A-Power has formed joint research programs with Tsinghua University and the China Academy of Sciences to develop and commercialize other renewable energy technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.apowerenergy.com .

About China Machine-Building International Corporation

Founded in 1980, China Machine-Building International Corporation (CMIC) is a multi-functional international corporation specialized in contracting international engineering projects, exporting complete plants and equipment, engaging in external economic and technical cooperation. With its high quality equipment, mature technology and established economic and technological cooperation with various countries in the world, CMIC has formed stable economic cooperation relationships with hundreds of enterprises all over the world. In 1981 CMIC successfully signed a contract of turnkey project for one unit of 210 MW for Guddu Thermal Power Station in Pakistan, which was the first large-scale thermal power generation equipment made in China and entered into the international market. CMIC has undertaken the project of sugar-cane production plant with daily crushing capacity of 8000 tons for Wangkanai Sugar Co. Ltd., Thailand. CMIC has also contracted and constructed such projects as heavy-duty machinery plant, hydro-power plant, electricity transmission line, water supply project, cement plant, floating glass plant, forging and pressing plant, pump works, agricultural machinery plant and the other plants for Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Romania, Angola, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Algeria, Sudan, etc. CMIC has acquired manufacturing technology for 300 MW and 600 MW steam turbines and generators for fossil-fueled power generation plants from the Westing House U.S. In cooperation with Germany and Japan firms, CMIC has undertaken the joint design and co-production for 2050mm continuous hot strip rolling mills and 1900mm slab continuous casting plant for Baoshan Iron and Steel Complex, and the complete mechanical and electrical equipment for port handling used in the Qinghuangdao port project Phase II. And CMIC has contracted more than 1000 technology transfer projects for mechanical and electrical industries of China and imported various types of machinery and equipment worth billions of U. S. Dollars. CMIC is a subsidiary company of China National Machinery Industry Corporation.

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    For more information, please contact:

     John S. Lin
     Chief Operating Officer
     A-Power Energy Generation Systems
     Email: john@apowerenergy.com

     Dixon Chen
     Investor Relations
     Tel:   +1-646-284-9403
     Email: dixon.chen@us.grayling.com

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