Siemens Gamesa Assembles First Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelle Outside Europe
Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind nacelle assembly facility in Taichung, Taiwan has assembled its first nacelle.
This marks the first time a Siemens Gamesa offshore turbine nacelle has been assembled outside Europe.
The construction work on Siemens Gamesa’s assembly facility in Taichung Harbor started in March 2020.
The parcel of land being developed in Taiwan measures over 30,000 square metres and will support Ørsted’s 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a project, where SG 8.0-167 DD turbines will be used, Siemens Gamesa said.
The Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind farm will comprise 111 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines installed on jacket foundations in the Taiwan Strait, some 35 to 50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County.
The offshore construction at the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a sites will be carried out during 2021 and 2022, with the project expected to be fully up and running in 2022.
The wind turbine installation is slated for 2022.