German engineering group Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) has signed an agreement to supply the turbines for the Formosa Phase 1 offshore wind project of Swancor (4733:Taiwan) in Taiwan.
Formosa I WindPower Co., Ltd. (Formosa), a subsidiary of Swancor and the project developer, has also awarded Siemens a 10-year service and maintenance agreement for the site, Siemens Taiwan said in a press release on Wednesday.
The project, one of the first offshore wind farms in Taiwan, will be implemented around 6 kilometers off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Strait of Taiwan with water depths around 15 to 30 meters. Siemens will provide two turbines of its SWT-4.0-120 model, each with a capacity of 4 MW. The turbines will be installed on monopile foundation to cater to the specific site seabed conditions.
As one of the first offshore projects in Taiwan, Formosa Phase 1, symbolizes an important milestone in the development of of Taiwan’s renewable and offshore wind power, Siemens Taiwan President and CEO Erdal Elver said.
The government of Taiwan intends to expand offshore wind power to a total capacity of 4,000 megawatts by 2030.