Innogy & Asia Cement to Develop 448 MW Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

innogy has partnered with the Asia Cement Corporation to continue the development of the 448 MW Chu Feng offshore wind project off the coast of Taiwan.

innogy Offshore Taiwan

innogy, one of Europe’s leading energy companies, has partnered with the Asia Cement Corporation to continue the development of a major offshore wind project off the coast of Taiwan. The two companies have agreed on a strategic partnership to further develop the Chu Feng offshore wind project, which intends to participate in the next grid allocation round in Taiwan. With a planned installed capacity of up to 448 megawatts (MW), it will be located off the northwest coast of Taiwan near Hsinchu City, in the wind-rich Taiwan Strait.

Sven Utermöhlen, senior vice president renewables operations offshore at innogy SE, said, “the government has plans to considerably increase the role of offshore wind energy in Taiwan’s electricity production. The Chu Feng project will enable us to enter this growing market with a strong local partner at our side, whose local expertise complements our global experience and technical know-how, and who share our ambition to drive the growth of offshore wind in Taiwan.”

The partnership for the Chu Feng offshore wind project is a perfect strategic fit for innogy and another milestone in capturing value accretive growth options in the field of offshore wind.

Henry Wu, the CEO of the Chu Feng Preparatory Office, said “we are pleased that innogy, with their extensive offshore wind experience, are on board with us in the development of the Chu Feng offshore wind project. The Far Eastern Group is committed to develop green energy to reduce our carbon footprint and support the government in meeting its renewable energy targets, and have ambitions to grow our wind power business in Taiwan.”

Recently, we had reported that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) had received a firm order from innogy SE to supply the offshore wind turbines for the 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in the German North Sea, with a two-year service and maintenance contract also included in the order. In total, 38 SG 8.0-167 DD Flex turbines will be installed beginning in the third quarter of the calendar year 2022. Each turbine will be able to deliver a capacity of up to 9 MW using Siemens Gamesa Power Boost technology and feature a rotor diameter of 167 meters using the 81-meter long Siemens Gamesa B81 IntegralBlades.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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