Ørsted Inaugurates the Asia-Pacific Region's Largest Offshore Wind Farms

Ørsted has inaugurated the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan. With a total installed capacity of 900 MW, the two offshore wind farms are in operation and fully connected to the grid, making them the largest of their kind in Taiwan and in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ørsted Inaugurates the Asia-Pacific Region
900 MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a (Orsted)

Hosted at Ørsted's operations and maintenance hub at the Port of Taichung, guests at the inauguration ceremony included President Tsai Ing-wen, Shen Jong-chin, Senior Advisor to the President, Wang Mei-hua, Minister of Economic Affairs, dignitaries of foreign offices in Taipei, representatives from the wind farm investors Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Cathay Private Equity (Cathay PE), local suppliers, and financial institutions as well as Mads Nipper, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted, Patrick Harnett, Chief Operating Officer at Ørsted, Per Mejnert Kristensen, CEO of Region APAC at Ørsted, and Christy Wang, General Manager Taiwan at Ørsted.

President Tsai Ing-wen thanked Ørsted for investing in Taiwan and bringing renewable technologies to Taiwan. She congratulated Ørsted once again for completing the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms with the support of its investors, CDPQ and Cathay PE. This is currently the largest offshore wind project in the Asia-Pacific region.

The President went on to say, "It took us eight years to turn the words 'energy transition' in our policy papers into actual wind farms in operation. Taiwan now has Asia-Pacific's largest offshore wind farm and our own offshore wind supply chain."

Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO of Ørsted, commented, "With today's inauguration, we're celebrating a landmark achievement for Ørsted and for Taiwan. Greater Changhua 1 and 2a are our first gigawatt-scale offshore wind farms outside of Europe. They're also Taiwan's first utility-scale far-shore wind farms and the largest of their kind in APAC, reaffirming Taiwan as the frontrunner in the region.

"In 2024, Ørsted has a record 7.6 GW of offshore wind projects under construction worldwide, including our next big project in Taiwan, the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b and 4. We're committed to creating a world that runs entirely on green energy and enabling long-term benefits to the economies and societies where we operate."

Ørsted began offshore construction in March 2021 and recently announced the successful installation of all 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines, which are now supplying renewable energy to Taiwan's electricity grid. The 605.2 MW offshore wind farm Greater Changhua 1 is co-owned by Ørsted (50 %) and Mercury Taiwan Holdings, a consortium of CDPQ, a global investment group, and Cathay PE, with a combined ownership stake of 50 %. The 294.8 MW Greater Changhua 2a is 100 % owned by Ørsted.

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