Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) has arrived in Taiwan with plans to develop some 6 GW of offshore wind power capacity.
In a press release on Thursday, Iberdrola said it has spent the past year studying the waters off Taiwan’s west coast and will establish a project office in Taipei.
In the Taiwanese portfolio are three projects -- Da-Chung Bu Offshore Wind, Guo-Feng Offshore Wind and Ju-Dao Offshore Wind -- sited in the county waters of Taichung, Changhua and Penghu. Water depths in the area are suitable for both bottom-fixed and floating foundations, the utility said.
The company plans to take these projects to Taiwan’s next Zonal Development auction.
“From the detailed studies we have already completed, and the knowledge we have built about the capabilities of the supply chain in Taiwan, we are enthusiastic about the potential of these new projects,” said David Rowland, the global offshore wind development director at Iberdrola.
In the next stage, Iberdrola will work to complete technical and environment impact evaluations for the projects.
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