Siemens Gamesa wins new contract for flagship turbines in Taiwan
Siemens Gamesa has been picked by Hai Long Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier for 1,044 MW of projects in Taiwan. The manufacturer will deploy its flagship 14 MW offshore turbine to fulfill the capacity needs.
Hai Long had already picked Siemens Gamesa as the preferred supplier for the 300 MW Hai Long 2A offshore wind project in November 2019, but that agreement has now been extended with another 744 MW of capacity for the Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3 projects.
The agreement remains subject to contract and final investment decision from Hai Long consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy, which is jointly owned by Mitsui and Yushan Energy Singapore. This is expected in 2022.
Siemens Gamesa will deliver SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to all three wind power projects of Hai Long. The exact number of machines remains to be determined. The SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines are planned to be installed 50 km off the coast of Changhua County. Each turbine will have a capacity of 14 megawatts and feature a rotor diameter of 222 meters using 108-metre long IntegralBlades.
“A collaboration such as this demonstrates how we’re unlocking the power of wind every day. We are proud to strengthen our relationship with Northland Power and Yushan Energy on this highly significant project, where we will deploy our game-changing SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine”, says Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
Siemens Gamesa is currently constructing a Nacelle Assembly Facility in Taichung, which is planned to start production in the third quarter of 2021. With the conditional approval of the Hai Long 2A Industrial Relevance Proposal, a factory expansion will start in 2022, subject to final investment decision by the project partners. This will more than double the plot area up to approximately 80,000 m2, as well as more than double the number of Siemens Gamesa employees working in the factory.