Formosa 1 Begins Commercial Operation

The Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan started commercial operation on 27 December, according to JERA.

The 128MW wind farm consists of the 8MW Formosa 1 Phase 1, inaugurated in May 2017, and the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 which was officially commissioned in November.

Formosa 1 comprises two Siemens Gamesa 4MW turbines from the first phase and the recently added 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines.

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

Formosa 1, Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, 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%).

Photo: Ørsted

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