FairWind is sending the first group of prospective Taiwanese wind turbine technicians to Europe this month to train at European Wind Academy ahead of their deployment on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power project.
Under the terms of a Letter of Intent signed between FairWind and Siemens Gamesa to collaborate on pre-assembly work for the project, FairWind committed to hiring and training Taiwanese technicians.
FairWind held two Selection Days in Taipei, Taiwan on 29 and 30 January to find suitable candidates for the 120MW project. The events attracted a large number of candidates, FairWind said.
“The candidates showed a lot of engagement and motivation to be a part of the wind industry in Taiwan, as they see it as the future for Taiwan and the world in general,” said Agnieszka Szczygieł, HR Specialist.
Through a local branch out of Taipei, FairWind will in the first quarter of 2019 establish a full organizational setup for both technicians and office employees.
The Formosa 1 Phase 2 project consists of 20 units of Siemens Gamesa’s SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines, with installation set for 2019.
The site is located around six kilometres off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait with water depths in the range of 15 to 30 metres.