First Formosa 1 Phase 2 Turbine Stands

Jack-up vessel Seajacks Zaratan has installed the first of the 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines on the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm in Taiwan.

The project is located around six kilometers off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait, with water depths ranging between 15 and 30m.

Seajacks Zaratan is loading the turbine components in the Taichung Port before transporting and installing them on monopile foundations.

The Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm, an extension to the existing Formosa 1 Phase 1, is expected to be fully built in the second half of the year and fully operational in 2020.

The wind farm is owned by Formosa I Wind Power Co. Ltd., a partnership of Orsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%) and Swancor Holding (7.5%).

Photos: Ørsted

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