Taichung Port Receives Formosa Steel

Transition pieces and monopiles for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm have started arriving at the Taichung Port in Taiwan.

And so have the vessels that will install the 20 monopile foundations and the wind turbines at the site in the Taiwan Strait, Ørsted, one of the owners of the 120MW wind farm, said.

Seaway Yudin will install the monopile foundations while Seajacks Zaratan will be in charge of installing the 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines.

The monopiles were produced in Germany by EEW SPC. The transition pieces were manufactured by Thailand’s CUEL Limited. 

The Formosa 1 offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 128MW once built and commissioned. Phase 1 of Formosa 1 features two Siemens 4MW demonstration turbines, the first ever wind turbines to be installed off Taiwan.

The Formosa 1 Phase 2 is owned by Formosa I Wind Power Co. Ltd., a partnership of Ørsted (35%), JERA (25%), Macquarie Capital (25%), and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. Ltd (15%).

Photos:  Ørsted