Siemens Gamesa has been appointed as the preferred supplier for the turbines for the 300-MW Hai Long 2 offshore windfarm offshore Taiwan
The contract, which also includes a service package, is subject to conditions including a final investment decision by consortium partners Northland Power and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy.
The windfarm was awarded a contract in 2018 as part of a grid allocation mechanism. The project is approximately 50 km off the coast of Changhua County.
Siemens Gamesa will utilise its existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfil localization requirements. Offshore construction will begin in 2023.
Siemens Gamesa offshore chief executive Andreas Nauen said the Hai Long 2 agreement, “represents a stepping-stone for our long-term presence in the region and will enable the expansion of our own local footprint, as well as that of our suppliers.”
In the last year, Siemens Gamesa has received firm orders for close to 2 GW of offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
The company 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. Production there is due to start in 2021.