November 13 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) is in line to deliver and service turbines for the 300-MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind farm project off the coast of Taiwan after signing today a preferred supplier agreement with the building consortium.
The agreement is conditional upon the consortium partners taking the final investment decision (FID) and the signing of the supply contract, the wind turbine maker said Wednesday.
The Hai Long project promoter is a joint venture (JV) between Canada-based Northland Power Inc (TSE:NPI), Yushan Energy Co Ltd of Singapore and Japanese trader Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031).
Siemens Gamesa said the Hai Long project would take advantage of its entire supply chain in Taiwan to meet local content requirements. This September, the company announced plans to build an offshore nacelle assembly facility in Taiwan’s port of Taichung and commence production in 2021.
The project site for the Hai Long 2 is located some 50 kilometres (31.1 miles) off the Changhua County in western Taiwan. Construction is planned to start in 2023.