Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.
The project is subject to certain conditions such as Ørsted’s final investment decision, which is expected in March 2019.
SGRE will deliver approx. 112 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to Ørsted’s 900MW projects in Greater Changhua with offshore construction planned to start in 2021.
As part of the contractual agreement with Ørsted, SGRE has committed to establishing a local nacelle assembly facility by 2021, subject to the signature of the contract.
This is SGRE’s largest order of its kind in Asia Pacific. Under a partnership between CS Wind and Taiwanese Chin Fong Machine Industrial, towers for these wind turbines will be manufactured locally by Chin Fong at its Taichung Harbour facilities.
For more than two years, Ørsted has dedicated its efforts to develop the offshore wind supply chain in Taiwan. As part of today’s announcement, SGRE will accelerate the development of a local nacelle assembly facility near Taichung Harbour to meet Ørsted’s project timeline.