Siemens Gamesa Firms Up Formosa 2 Order

Siemens Gamesa has received a firm order for the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project in Taiwan from partners Macquarie’s Green Investment Group and Swancor Renewable Energy.

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The project, located in Miaoli county, will consist of 47 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and construction is expected to begin in 2020.

The wind farm is situated close to the site of the first commercial offshore wind farm in Taiwan, Formosa 1, which consists of a total of 22 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines with Phase 1 and Phase 2 combined.

“We are pleased to announce a positive investment decision and that we are now ready to commence construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm,” said Kimberly Cram, Project Director of Formosa 2.

“Once completed the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm will generate enough green electricity to power 380,000 homes. The project represents a significant contribution to Taiwan’s renewable energy targets and we look forward to working closely with our local and international partners to ensure its successful completion.”

The firm order for the Formosa 2 project takes Siemens Gamesa’s order backlog in Taiwan to close to 2GW. This latest wind farm will be one of the first projects of the Taiwanese government’s zonal development program. This initiative was launched to promote a 5.5GW offshore wind build-out by 2025.