First Turbine Stands at Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farm

The first of the 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167DD wind turbines has been installed at the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind farm project offshore Taiwan.

The first batch of turbine components was transported from the Port of Taichung, and the first turbine was installed at the site by Seajack Scylla, a wind turbine installation vessel operated by Seajacks, part of Eneti Inc.

Seajacks Scylla Installing First Turbine  at Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farm
Source: Ørsted

Seajacks Scylla is expected to transport and install the remaining 110 turbines at the project site located 35-50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County throughout 2022.

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Siemens Gamesa has chartered CWind Taiwan’s crew transfer vessel Phenom throughout the wind turbine installation campaign of the project.

The wind farms are scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year.

Offshore construction on the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a wind farms started in the summer of 2021 with the installation of the first wind turbine jacket foundation and the laying of the first export cable.

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The 605 MW Greater Changhua 1 wind farm is owned by Ørsted (50 per cent), and a consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the Taiwanese private equity fund, Cathay PE (50 per cent).

The 295 MW Changhua 2a is owned solely by Ørsted. The wind farms are being developed by Ørsted.

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