Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced that it has conditionally received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines including a 20-year full-service agreement for the 376 megawatts (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 utilise 47 units of the SG8.0-167 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 the installation of Phase 2 is completed later this year.
“We are delighted to continue our close collaboration with Swancor and Macquarie in Taiwan, which started on Formosa 1, Taiwan’s very first offshore wind power project. Siemens Gamesa is committed to the success of those early developments, which will lay the foundations for a prosperous and sustainable offshore wind industry in the market,” said Niels Steenberg, Executive General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific.
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.
Recently, following its selection as the preferred supplier in May 2018, SGRE has received the firm order by wpd offshore to supply the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind power plant in Taiwan.
Located approximately six kilometers from shore in the Taiwan Strait, the plant will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines. This first firm order in the Asia Pacific (APAC) for the SG 8.0-167 DD also includes a 15-year long-term service agreement. Construction is expected to start in 2019, with turbine installation beginning in 2020.
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