Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been appointed as preferred supplier for providing turbines and service to the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan, constituting a firm order subject to conditions including final investment decision by consortium partners.
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The agreement between Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy. The project was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan and is located approximately 50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County. The project will utilise SGRE’s existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfil localisation requirements on the project. Offshore construction for the project will begin in 2023.
Siemens Gamesa has received firm orders for close to 2 GW of offshore wind power projects in Taiwan over the course of this year. The company supplied and installed the very first two turbines in the market in 2016 as part of the first phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project and also recently confirmed plans to build a facility in the port of Taichung which will be used for offshore nacelle assembly, testing, warehousing, office buildings, and outdoor storage. Production at this facility is planned to start in 2021. In addition to this, SGRE is working closely with international and local suppliers in order to develop a localized competitive supply chain meeting global industry standards.
“We are very honoured and pleased to announce our collaboration with the Hai Long partners” said Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “It represents a stepping-stone for our long-term presence in the region and will enable the expansion of our own local footprint, as well as that of our suppliers”.
Niels Steenberg, Executive General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific added that with the 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind project, SGRE sees a new opportunity to contribute to the creation of a competitive local industry in order to open the potential for exports to the region in the long run.