• These offshore wind farms would operate at a combined capacity of 589 megawatts.
  • Wind power projects are expected to split out over several phases consisting of vivid number of wind turbines installation.

Denmark based wind turbine company, MHI Vestas offshore Wind has announced finalizing commercial wind farm contract with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, CIP, for the installation of offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Apparently, these wind farm projects are regarded as Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms and would combinedly operate at a capacity of 589 megawatts.

As per official reports, these orders represent the company’s first project in the Asia Pacific region, and is likely to feature over 62 of the Vestas’ flagship V174-9.5 megawatts wind turbines.

According to the contract, the wind power projects are expected to split out over several phases which include: Changfang Phase 1 comprising of 10 wind turbines for a capacity of 95 MW with installation due in 2022, Changfang Phase 2 constituting 47 wind turbines with capacity of 446.5 MW, and Xidao project including 5 wind turbines of 47.5 MW, to be installed in 2023.

Commenting on the contract collaboration, the CSO of MHI Vestas, Henrik Jensen reportedly quoted that Changfang and Xidao are the landmark projects for the company’s business as it is their first in the APAC region. Moreover, this move would augment the company’s position in the market of Taiwan altogether. He further added that the team is delighted to have partnered with CIP and is currently looking forward to introducing its trusted V174-9.5 MW IEC T classified turbine to the residents of Taiwan.

Pre the contract announcement, both the firms, CIP and Vestas had already collaborated on a local supply chain remodeling to meet the domestic content requirements. On completion, the project is estimated to open 5300 job opportunities and generate an economic value of 264 million euros for Taiwan in localized components alone.

Source credit: https://www.evwind.es/2020/02/26/mhi-vestas-offshore-wind-inks-wind-turbines-orders-for-taiwan-wind-energy-projects/73788