Ørsted inks MOU for local content in 2.4-GW wind project off Taiwan
Photo by: Ørsted A/S (orsted.com).
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has chosen Taiwan-based China Steel Corp (TPE:2002) for the production of foundations for its 2.4-GW Greater Changhua wind farm off Taiwan.
The parties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will ensure that substructures for the project are provided by local suppliers, Ørsted, formerly known as Dong Energy, said on Monday. It noted another local supplier has also been contracted, without providing any names.
Under the terms of the pact, Ørsted and China Steel will prepare the Taiwanese steel giant’s production lines for manufacturing the underwater foundation substructures in 2020. The equipment is planned to be delivered from 2021 onwards.
Ørsted’s Greater Changhua project will be installed in stages at four sites off the Changhua coast. Once operational, the complex is expected to generate enough power for about 2.8 million Taiwanese homes. The Danish firm expects to begin onshore construction works on the project in 2019. The scheme is currently in the environmental impact assessment review phase, Ørsted said.
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