SGRE to Supply Turbines for 300 MW Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

SGRE and Hai Long have signed a preferred supplier agreement for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan

SGRE Taiwan Turbines

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) have signed a preferred supplier agreement for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. The agreement is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy.

The 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind power plant project was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan. The project site is located approximately 50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County. The project will utilise SGRE’s existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfil localisation requirements on the project. Offshore construction for the project will begin in 2023.

“We are very honoured and pleased to announce our collaboration with the Hai Long partners. It 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,” said Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at SGRE.

In the last year, Siemens Gamesa has received firm orders for close to 2 GW of offshore wind power projects in Taiwan. The company supplied and installed the very first two turbines in the market in 2016 as part of the first phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project.

SGRE 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, the production of which is planned to start in 2021. In addition to this, SGRE is working closely with international and local suppliers in order to develop a localised competitive supply chain meeting global industry standards.

Niels Steenberg, executive general manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific added that “with the 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind project, we see a new opportunity to demonstrate our long-lasting commitment to the market, and to contribute to the creation of a competitive local industry in order to open the potential for exports to the region in the long run.”

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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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