The second phase of Formosa 1, Taiwan’s soon-to-be first commercial-scale offshore windfarm, produced power for the first time on 5 September 2019
The second phase of Formosa 1 will consist of 20 Siemens Gamesa 6-MW offshore wind turbines. Of these, 10 have now been installed, and six have started generating power. The 20 turbines for the second phase of Formosa 1 are expected to be fully operational in the next two months.
Ørsted Asia-Pacific Formosa 1 chairman and president Matthias Bausenwein said, “First power from the second phase of Formosa 1 is a major milestone for the project.”
The Formosa 1 offshore windfarm is being built in two phases. Two 4-MW wind turbines were installed in October 2016 for the first phase and officially entered commercial operation in April 2017. The second phase involves installing 20 6-MW wind turbines.
Formosa 1 is located 2-6 km off the coast of Miaoli County. The total power generation capacity for Formosa 1 is 128 MW. The windfarm is owned by Ørsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%), and Swancor Renewable Energy (7.5%).