Changfang and Xidao wind turbine installation halfway done

CIP’s Changfang-Xidao Wind Project Completed Offshore Taiwan

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed the construction of the 600 MW Changfang-Xidao project in Taiwan, the company’s first offshore wind farms in the Asia Pacific.

Located 11 kilometres off the west coast of Taiwan, the Changfang-Xidao offshore wind project is majority-owned by CIP’s Flagship funds CI II and CI III. Thailand-based Global Power Synergy Public Company (GPSC) and two Taiwanese life insurance companies, Taiwan Life and Transglobe Life, who each own minority stakes.

The project was constructed by a team led by Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), CIP’s exclusive offshore wind development partner, and the local Copenhagen Infrastructure Service Company, the global service provider to CIP.

According to CIP, the project has one of the highest degrees of localisation, i.e. use of local suppliers and vendors, in the history of Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.

Changfang-Xidao consists of 62 Vestas V174 wind turbines and jacket foundations supplied by Taiwan’s Century Wind Power.

Offshore construction at the project’s two sites started in 2021 and the first wind turbine was installed in July 2022. The nearly 600 MW Changfang-Xidao produced its first power in November that same year.

In July 2023, Boskalis completed the installation of 62 three-legged jacket foundations at the offshore sites.

In that same year, the installation of both inter-array and export cables was successfully completed by Seaway7.

The wind turbines were installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern, which reached the halfway mark on the project in August 2023.

“The inauguration of Changfang-Xidao is a landmark for CIP as well as for the offshore wind industry in Taiwan. In the past seven years, the development and construction team, suppliers, partners and shareholders have demonstrated the power of close collaboration,” said Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, Senior Partner at CIP.


Changfang-Xidao are CIP’s first offshore wind farms in the Asia Pacific. The company has a significant portfolio of 21 GW offshore wind in the Asia Pacific.

CIP and other partners currently have three offshore wind projects in Taiwan with a combined capacity of approximately 1,400 MW: the 600 MW Changfang-Xidao, the 300 MW Zhongneng, and the 500 MW Fengmiao.

Zhongneng is owned by CI IV and China Steel Corporation and is under construction with commercial operations expected in 2025. Fengmiao is owned by CI V and is targeting a final investment decision by the end of 2024 and commercial operations in 2027.


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