April 2 (Renewables Now) - German energy group Innogy SE (ETR:IGY) has joined forces with Asia Cement Corporation (TPE:1102) in Taiwan to further develop the up-to-448-MW Chu Feng offshore wind project, it was announced today.
The two parties have entered into a strategic partnership to prepare the particular project for participation in the next grid allocation round in the country. The new partnership comes after in 2018 Innogy opened a local office in Taipei so it could build up regional knowledge and expertise.
The plan is to build the Chu Feng wind park off the northwest coast of Taiwan, near Hsinchu City in the Taiwan Strait.
“The Chu Feng project will enable us to enter this growing market with a strong local partner at our side, whose local expertise complements our global experience and technical know-how, and who share our ambition to drive the growth of offshore wind in Taiwan,” said Sven Utermoehlen, Senior Vice President of Renewables Operations Offshore at Innogy.
To date, the German company has taken part in the deployment of over 2,500 MW of offshore wind parks in Europe and most recently won a contract for difference (CfD) for its 1,400-MW Sofia project in UK waters.