Formosa 1 Phase 2 Launches

Ørsted and project partners have held an inauguration ceremony for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan.

Formosa 1 Phase 2 is an extension of the existing two-turbine Formosa 1 Phase 1 project, which was officially commissioned in April 2017.

The 120MW project comprises 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines installed approximately 2 to 6km off the coast of Miaoli County.

To remind, the installation of turbines was completed at the site in October, with Formosa 1 Phase 2 producing first power a month later.

“Today is a historic moment for all who participated in the Formosa 1 project. All the intensive efforts invested together with our joint venture partners, local authorities, financial institutions and stakeholders have flourished,” said Matthias Bausenwein, President of Ørsted Asia Pacific and Chairman of Formosa 1.

“Formosa 1 marks the first milestone for Ørsted’s expansion in Asia Pacific. With this successful first step, we are confident that Ørsted will continue to lead the growth of offshore wind in Asia.”

The 120MW project is owned by Formosa I Wind Power Co. Ltd., a partnership of Ørsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%) and Swancor Holding (7.5%).

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