OWC Wins Offshore Wind Contract in Taiwan

Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC), an AqualisBraemar LOC Group company, has been appointed as one of the owner’s engineers on the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan.

The company will provide technical advisory and coordination services throughout the development and construction phases of the 1 GW wind farm located 50-70 kilometres from Taiwan’s shore.

“Hai Long’s location in the Taiwan Strait provides some of the best available wind resources in the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to contributing towards making the development and build-out phases as cost efficient as possible”, said Amy Dowdeswell, OWC’s deputy country manager in Taiwan and project manager for the Hai Long project.

The contract with OWC follows the one awarded to Mott McDonald last month.

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The Hai Long offshore wind project, currently in development stage, comprises Hai Long 2 and 3 wind farms and has three separate grid allocations, where phase 2a has 300 MW, 2b has 232 MW, and 3 has 512 MW.

The 1,044 MW project, expected to power 1.55 million households in Taiwan, will feature Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine, with the exact number of units to be determined. 

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The project, jointly developed by Northland Power, Yushan Energy, and Mitsui & Co., is expected to be completed in 2025 to 2026.

Photo: Siemens Gamesa/Illustration