- Project located in the Taiwan Strait recently received grid allocation from the Taiwanese government
- wpd and Siemens Gamesa signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for exclusive negotiations on the delivery of the SG 8.0-167 DD, together with a 15-year, long-term service agreement
- Construction to start in 2019; installation and commissioning aimed from 2020 onwards
Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind power project in Taiwan
“We are delighted to have been selected by wpd and glad to confirm today that our cutting edge offshore wind turbine, the SG 8.0-167, is ready for the Taiwanese market from 2020. We look forward to this preferred supplier agreement soon becoming a confirmed order,” says Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
Niels Steenberg, SGRE General Manager Offshore for the APAC region, added: “As the first large scale project in the APAC region it will play a crucial role in the development of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan. Today, we are closely working with wpd to meet the targeted timeline, and ensure required infrastructure will be in place for successful implementation.”
With a target of 520 megawatts installed by 2020, and a capacity of 3.8 gigawatts for offshore wind projects in the first round of its grid allocation mechanism, the Taiwanese government has sent strong signals to establish an offshore industry starting in 2020. To support this ambitious goal, Siemens Gamesa has already signed several Memoranda of Understanding with local partners.
“We place great value in joining forces to help achieve the government’s targets. With the intensified cooperation of SGRE with our long-standing customer wpd, strong partners are now driving the implementation of an early utility-scale offshore project forward”, stated Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore CEO Andreas Nauen. “Further work we are doing with separate MoU partners including Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group, and Swancor Holdings Co. are all aimed developing the Taiwanese offshore wind industry.”
Siemens Gamesa in Offshore
SGRE is the leader in the global offshore market, with over 2,300 offshore wind turbines in operation globally with a combined capacity of more than 11GW. The company’s experiences reach back as far as 1991, when it established the world’s first offshore wind power plant. Through a strong focus on innovation, SGRE constantly strives to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy from offshore wind power.
SGRE was recently awarded an order to deliver 20 SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines for Taiwan’s 120 MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power plant, along with a 15-year service agreement in Taiwan. In 2016, the company installed Taiwan’s first offshore wind power plant, the 8 MW Formosa 1, Phase 1 demonstration project.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A. Press release - Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind power project in Taiwan. URL: https://www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/newsroom/2018/05/20180530_sgre_of_taiwan_yu.... [Date Accessed: 31/05/2018].
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- Proven technology tailored to fit local conditions in Taiwan and other Asia-Pacific markets
- Accommodates local codes and standards regarding typhoons (T-Class certification), seismic activity, 60 Hertz operation, and is adapted to operate in both high and low ambient temperatures
- For Taiwan: Design ready in 2019, installation ready in 2020
- Established turbine and regional expertise
- The company commits to developing a measurable, science-based emissions reduction target within the next two years, which will be independently validated by SBTi’s team of technical experts
- SBTi encourages companies to commit to making measurable reductions in carbon emissions at a level necessary to meet the 2 degree Celsius warming target set in the Paris Climate Accord
- SBTi is a collaborative initiative between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Mean Business coalition
- It is the ninth time that Siemens Gamesa is part of this index, and for the third year in a row
- Siemens Gamesa is the only Spanish company in the category Machinery and electrical equipment
- Supply of 51 SWT-DD-142 turbines
- Long term service agreement