Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Hits Major Construction Milestones

Taiwan’s Formosa 2 offshore wind farm has passed two significant construction milestones, completing the installation of twelve turbines and transmitting power to the national grid.

According to Formosa 2, the offshore wind farm has now completed more than half of the foundation installations and more than a quarter of the wind turbines have been installed at the project’s site, located between four and ten nautical miles off Miaoli County.

Formosa 2 emphasized that with these new construction milestones the project is making steady progress toward commercial operation.

“Despite facing challenges posed by recent weather conditions, the team has persisted in advancing construction works, with strong health, safety and environmental performance and high sustainability standards. We are fully committed to ensuring the project becomes a pivotal driver in Taiwan’s green energy transition”, said Michael Klingele, Project Director of Formosa 2.

The 376 MW offshore wind project will comprise 47 Siemens 8 MW turbines installed in water depths of up to 55 metres.

The installation of the jacket foundations and subsea inter-array cables began in April and May respectively, and the turbine installation commenced at the beginning of June.

In July, Saipem completed the fabrication of 32 wind turbine jacket foundations for Jan de Nul, the EPCI contractor for the project’s foundations and subsea cables.

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Formosa 2 offshore wind farm is being developed by JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), and Swancor Renewable Energy. Once fully commissioned, the wind farm is expected to provide enough renewable electricity to supply power to approximately 380,000 households.

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