Taiwan Based Taiya Renewable Energy Announces 4GW Offshore Wind Pipeline

Highlights :

  • Taiya said that it has identified potential off Taiwan coasts that could add two 2 GW offshore wind energy.
  • It says now it’s open to cooperate with international strategic and technical partners.

Taiwan based renewable energy developer Taiya Renewable Energy has said that it has increased its portfolio of offshore wind projects to 4GW. The Island state has natural advantages when it comes to offshore wind and wind energy.

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The company has said that it has identified potential wind resource sites off Taiwan coasts that could add two 2 GW wind energy that can support fixed and floating turbine foundations. Taiya informed that the sites were found after preliminary investigation and assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) preparation is being undertaken, stated Taiya.

Taiya has announced that with a 4GW offshore wind project in its pipeline, it is ready to cooperate with international strategic and technical partners. Irving Lin, Chairman of Taiya Renewable Energy, said, “Taiya Renewable Energy understands better the local needs from community, industry and the government, so we are open to work with experienced strategic and technical partners which share the same commitment to deliver the offshore wind projects in Taiwan.”

Last year, Taiya was awarded two wind energy projects for development – Huangyang and Huanya. The combined capacity of the two is about 2.1 GW.

Taiya has also informed that the Huanyang offshore wind project is a fixed foundation off Changhua coast and it’s ready for the bidding in 2022 only. The Huanya wind project is a floating one that will go for tendering in 2023.

Taiwan had just 5% renewables in its energy basket at the end of 2020. According to the International Trade Association (ITA), Taiwan will add 5.7GW offshore wind energy by 2025 to take its renewables’ share to 20% by the middle of this decade. Between 2026-2035, the country expects to add another 10 GW offshore wind. It was reported in March-end that the Taiwanese government is planning to spend $32 billion in clean energy projects as its growth is sluggish enough to miss the renewables’ targets.

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