Ørsted Hungry For More Taiwanese Offshore Wind

World’s leading offshore wind developer Ørsted will join the June auction in Taiwan to seek more capacity for constructing large-scale Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.

The company has already secured 900MW capacity during the recent Feed-in-Tariff grid allocation process and is now looking to add to that tally. The four offshore wind farms Ørsted is developing off Changhua have a combined capacity of 2.4GW. The upcoming process will add 2GW more to Taiwan’s offshore wind pipeline, bringing the total to around 5.8GW

Ørsted’s CEO Henrik Poulsen is currently in Taiwan to demonstrate the company’s commitment to Taiwanese offshore wind market and dedicated support for energy transition in Taiwan.

During his visit, Poulsen will meet central and local authorities and media, sharing the company’s commitment to working with Taiwan and transferring knowledge in renewable energy to local research institutes, universities, and business partners through projects like energy storage.

Ørsted also announced it will introduce the dual-Doppler radar system in Taiwan to monitor potential impacts of typhoons on offshore wind farms.

“As Taiwanese government established an ambitious 20% renewables target by 2025, offshore wind will play a significant role in contributing to Taiwan’s green future. As the world’s leading renewable solution provider, Ørsted is committed to build offshore wind farms off the Changhua coast on time to support the transition to clean energy in Taiwan,” Poulsen said.

“One of key successes to any energy solutions is to integrate with the local society through energy supply, storage, and consumption. We will make sure the Greater Changhua projects to become a key driver to local development, economic growth, and job creation. Through working closely with stakeholders in Taiwan, Ørsted will develop, build, operate world-class offshore wind farms in Changhua in the next 25 to 30 years.”

Ørsted has also recently made Final Investment Decision for the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 with the construction taking place in 2019.

Photo: Image source: Ørsted

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