Siemens Gamesa wins new Taiwanese offshore wind project
PRESS RELEASE – Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) thas named Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the preferred supplier for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project.
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 utilize Siemens Gamesa’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.
Siemens Gamesa 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, Siemens Gamesa is working closely with international and local suppliers in order to develop a localized competitive supply chain meeting global industry standards.
Niels Steenberg, Executive General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific added: “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.”
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.