Ørsted inaugurates ‘Taiwan Offshore Wind Farms Operations and Maintenance Hub’
The Ørsted Taiwan Offshore Wind Farms Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Hub in Taichung was inaugurated today. The O&M hub is the largest and is the first green-designed hub in the Asia-Pacific region. It will service four Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.
Ørsted began planning to establish a full-scale operation in 2018, which was unprecedented in Taiwan. A 20-year lease was signed with the Taiwan International Ports Corporation Marine Construction in February, and ground was broken in September 2020. Completed on 27 June 2022, the hub has an area of 7,868.15 square metres, and a capacity of 80 people.
The hub will oversee operations of four offshore wind farms near the Taiwanese coast, ensuring optimal clean energy output, and safety. The hub was designed by MOH Associates and built in collaboration with Lung Ming Green Energy Technology Engineering. Ørsted is also setting up a learning centre at the O&M hub to educate local communities and stakeholders on offshore wind. This is a response to the quick growth of Taiwan’s offshore wind energy.
The hub meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification criteria. The use of locally manufactured, sustainable, and energy saving materials reduces the hub, in line with Ørsted’s 2025 carbon neutrality goal. Specifically, 60 % of materials used are certified sustainable and recyclable. Also 370 pieces of solar panels and rainwater recycling equipment, as well as charging stations for electric vehicles have been installed.