On 12 November Ørsted celebrated the inauguration of its Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan, the first offshore wind array to be built by the company in Asia-Pacific.
The wind farm is a joint venture of Ørsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%) and Swancor (7.5%). Located between two and six km off the coast of Miaoli County, Formosa 1 has two phases: Two Siemens Gamesa 4MW wind turbines were installed in October 2016 for the first phase and officially commissioned in April 2017. The second phase, completed in October 2019, includes 20 Siemens Gamesa 6 MW wind turbines; giving a total power generation capacity for the array of 128 MW.
Martin Neubert, CEO, Ørsted Offshore, says:
Ørsted built the world's first offshore wind farm in Denmark over 28 years ago, and since than has constructed more than 25 offshore wind arrays. Looking beyond Formosa 1, the company says it remains strongly committed to the green energy transition in Taiwan and is currently constructing the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1&2a project with commissioning expected in 2022. It has also been awarded an additional 920 MW for the Greater Changhua 2b&4 project, which, subject to final investment decision, is expected to be completed in 2025.