(PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, 17-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy conditionally received an order from awarding consortium partners Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. for the supply of offshore wind turbines for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The order includes a 20-year full Service agreement and is subject to the consortium’s final investment decision.
Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project will be located in Miaoli county, and will use 47 units of the SG8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will also be responsible for the full servicing of the turbines for 20 years. SGRE will also help ensure the reliability and optimal performance of the power plant by providing the spare parts and tools to do so.
The construction of Formosa 2 is planned to begin in 2020 and will be located near by Formosa 1 power plant, which will consist of a total of 22 SGRE offshore wind turbines when installation of Phase 2 iscompleted later this year.
Niels Steenberg, Executive General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific commented: “We are delighted to continue our close collaboration with Swancor and Macquarie in Taiwan, which started on Formosa 1, Taiwan’s very first offshore wind power project. Siemens Gamesa is committed to the success of those early developments, which will lay the foundations for a prosperous and sustainable offshore wind industry in the market.”
Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm is set to be one of the first projects completely built out of the Taiwanese government’s zonal development program. The initiative was launched to support a 5.5 GW offshore wind build-out by 2025.
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SOURCE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A.