Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) have announced that thy have signed a preferred supplier agreement for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. The agreement is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy.
The 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind power plant project was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan. The project site is located approximately 50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County. The project will utilise SGRE’s existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfil localisation requirements on the project. Offshore construction for the project will begin in 2023.
“We are very honoured and pleased to announce our collaboration with the Hai Long partners. It represents a stepping-stone for our long-term presence in the region and will enable the expansion of our own local footprint, as well as that of our suppliers,” said Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at SGRE.Niels Steenberg, executive general manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific added that “with the 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind project, we see a new opportunity to demonstrate our long-lasting commitment to the market, and to contribute to the creation of a competitive local industry in order to open the potential for exports to the region in the long run.”
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