Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan Using Siemens Gamesa Machines

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind have signed a preferred supplier agreement for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project.

The offshore development, which was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan, is located approximately 50 km off the coast of Changhua County. The project will utilize SGRE’s existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfil localization requirements on the project. Offshore construction for the project will begin in 2023.

In the last year, Siemens Gamesa has received firm orders for close to 2 GW of offshore wind power projects in Taiwan. The company supplied and installed the very first two turbines in the market in 2016 as part of the first phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project.

SGRE also recently confirmed plans to build a facility in the port of Taichung. It will be used for offshore nacelle assembly, testing, warehousing, office buildings, and outdoor storage, the production of which is planned to start in 2021. In addition to this, SGRE is working closely with international and local suppliers in order to develop a localized competitive supply chain meeting global industry standards.

The agreement is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy.

PHOTO: The inauguration ceremony for the Formosa 1 project in Miaoli

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