Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines 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 wind energy project will be located in Miaoli county and utilize 47 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine.
Siemens Gamesa will also be responsible for the 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, said Niels Steenberg, executive general manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific.