Taiwan Selects Eleven Offshore Wind Projects

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has awarded grid capacity to eleven offshore wind projects under the first process of its kind in Taiwan. It had awarded a total of 3,836MW of grid connection capacity to eleven offshore wind farms proposed by seven developers.

The first tender was won by SWANCOR and WPD, whom may develop the first round, with a total capacity of 738MW, to be completed by 2020. The remainder of the projects are to be set up between 2021 and 2025. The complete list of contracts for the remaining 10 projects is also known:

Approved to come online between 2021 and 2025 are wpd’s Yunlin II phase (348MW) and 350MW Taoyuan, Ørsted’s 605.2MW Greater Changhua South East and 294.8MW Greater Changhua South West, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) 552MW ChungFang and 48MW Xidao, China Steel Corporation/CIP’s 300MW Chungnan, Taiwan Power Company’s (Taipower) 300MW second phase of Changhua project, and Yushan Energy/Northland Power’s 300MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind farm.

This sets Taiwan on track to adding 4,066MW of offshore wind by 2025.

Read the full artice on https://www.offshorewind.biz/2018/04/30/taiwan-selects-eleven-offshore-wind-projects/

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