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Siemens Gamesa Lands Large Order for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Zamudio, Spain - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines including a 20-year full Service agreement for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan.

The awarding consortium partners are Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. A firm order is subject to the consortium's final investment decision.

The project will be located in Miaoli county, and utilize 47 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. SGRE will also be responsible for the full servicing of the turbines for 20 years, including the provision of spare parts and tools to help ensure the reliability and optimal performance of the power plant.

Offshore construction is planned to begin in 2020. Formosa 2 will be located close to the site of the Formosa 1 power plant, which will consist of a total of 22 SGRE offshore wind turbines when installation of Phase 2 is completed later this year.

Formosa 2 is set to be one of the first projects completely built out of the Taiwanese government’s zonal development program. This initiative was launched to promote a 5.5 GW offshore wind build-out by 2025.



Source: IWR Online, 17 Jun 2019