• 47 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be provided
• 20-year full Service agreement included
• Offshore construction to begin in 2020
• Firm order subject to final investment decision by consortium partners
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines including a 20-year full Service agreement for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The awarding consortium partners are Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. A firm order is subject to the consortium’s final investment decision.
The project will be located in Miaoli county, and utilize 47 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. SGRE will also be responsible for the full servicing of the turbines for 20 years, including the provision of spare parts and tools to help ensure the reliability and optimal performance of the power plant.
Offshore construction is planned to begin in 2020. Formosa 2 will be located close to the site of the Formosa 1 power plant, which will consist of a total of 22 SGRE offshore wind turbines when installation of Phase 2 is completed later this year.
“We are delighted to continue our close collaboration with Swancor and Macquarie in Taiwan, which started on Formosa 1, Taiwan’s very first offshore wind power project. Siemens Gamesa is committed to the success of those early developments, which will lay the foundations for a prosperous and sustainable offshore wind industry in the market,” states Niels Steenberg, Executive General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific.
Formosa 2 is set to be one of the first projects completely built out of the Taiwanese government’s zonal development program. This initiative was launched to promote a 5.5 GW offshore wind build-out by 2025.
About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore
As of December 2018, SGRE has over 3,100 offshore wind turbines in operation globally with a combined capacity of more than 12.5 GW. The company’s experiences reach back as far as 1991, when it established the world’s first offshore wind power plant. Through a strong focus on safety and innovation, SGRE constantly strives to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy from offshore wind power.
About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Siemens Gamesa is a global leader in the wind power industry, with a strong presence in all facets of the business: offshore, onshore and services. Through its advanced digital capabilities, the company offers one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry as well as industry-leading service solutions, helping to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. With over 90 GW installed worldwide, Siemens Gamesa manufactures, installs and maintains wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. Its backlog stands at €23.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Spain and listed on the Spanish stock exchange (traded in the Ibex-35 index).
For more information: www.siemensgamesa.com