Taiwan's 376-MW Formosa 2 offshore park installs all turbine foundations

Image by Formosa 2 Wind Power Co Ltd (formosa2windpower.com)

September 5 (Renewables Now) - Construction of the 376-MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan is advancing, with the project company announcing last week completion of its turbine foundations and subsea cable works.

Located some 4-10 km (2.5-6.2 miles) off the coast of Miaoli county, northwestern Taiwan, the project is being developed by Japanese energy supplier JERA Co Inc, Macquarie Group Ltd’s (ASX:MQG) Green Investment Group (GIG) and Taiwan’s Swancor Renewable Energy (SRE).

Installation of the 47 jacket foundations was completed on August 26. Work on the inter array and export cables with a combined total length of 114 km was finished on September 1.

The foundations were designed specifically for the site’s geological and met-ocean conditions, as well as seismic conditions and are among the tallest built so far globally, the project company, Formosa 2 Wind Power Co Ltd, said.

The wind farm already has 27 wind turbines installed, with eight of them generating power to the grid. Its output will be supplied to state-owned Taiwan Power Company under a 20-year fixed-price power purchase agreement (PPA).

The project achieved first power in July.

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