November 6 (Renewables Now) - Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has awarded a contract worth more than TWD 7 billion (USD 227.7m/EUR 200m) to Taiwan Cogeneration Corp (TPE:8926), or TCC, for the construction of two onshore substations for the first 900 MW of Greater Changhua offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
Onshore works are expected to start in the second quarter of 2019, subject to a final investment decision, the Danish offshore wind developer said.
The engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract also covers the construction of cable corridors, landfalls and transition joint bays. Ørsted has already secured the land lease rights for the first two onshore substations for the first 900 MW of its Greater Changhua projects. They will be located in Lun-Wei district, within the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park.
It is expected that more than 85% of the TCC contract will be supplied by local firms. The deal is also expected to create 800 to 1,000 jobs.
The contract has been placed with Star Energy, which is 100% owned by TCC.
(TWD 10 = USD 0.0325/EUR 0.286)