Siemens Gamesa announces turbines for offshore project
By ECCT staff writers
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) have announced that the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used in its 300MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. According to a press release issued today, the deployment of the new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered.
The exact number of units for the first 300MW phase of the project remains to be confirmed based on site specific conditions. The preferred supplier agreement as published in November 2019 remains subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy, jointly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in Japan and Yushan Energy Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
The Hai Long offshore wind power plant was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan. The project site is located approximately 50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County. The first 300MW will serve as an anchor for Siemens Gamesa to expand its local footprint and supply base in Taiwan into a regional industrial hub.
As announced separately, nacelle production for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project will begin in Taichung in 2024, and turbine installation will follow thereafter.
Since the opening of its Taipei office in 2017, Siemens Gamesa has been firmly committed to support the ambitious industry plan of the Taiwanese government, and to contribute to the growth of offshore wind in Taiwan. Subject to Hai Long 2’s Industrial Relevance Proposal approval, Siemens Gamesa recently revealed plans to expand its Taichung footprint into a regional industrial hub for offshore wind nacelles, together with Taiwan-based suppliers.
This nacelle production setup in Taiwan will play a central role in the introduction of the latest turbine technologies in Asia Pacific, starting with the giant SG 14-222 DD for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project. As such it will also reinforce Taiwan’s pioneering position in the region and serve as a foundation to export state-of-the-art technologies to other neighbouring markets.
With more than 103GW of capacity installed worldwide, Siemens Gamesa manufactures, installs and maintains wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. The company is headquartered in Spain and listed on the Spanish stock exchange (trading on the Ibex-35 index).