Taiwan's Formosa 1 offshore wind farm goes live

Formosa I Phase II in Taiwan. Image by: ├śrsted A/S.

January 7 (Renewables Now) - The second phase of the 128-MW Formosa 1 offshore wind complex in Taiwan has kicked off commercial operations, Japan’s JERA Co Inc said on Monday.

The Japanese firm owns a 32.5% stake in the project, in which it is partnering with Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED), with a 35% stake, Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX:MQG) with 25% and Swancor Holding Co Ltd with 7.5%.

Located off Miaoli County, northwestern Taiwan, the 120-MW second-phase power plant entered construction in June 2018 and its 22 turbines went live at the end of December 2019. The project’s 8-MW first phase was put on stream in April 2017.

JERA joined Formosa 1 last February and is also participating in the Formosa 2 offshore scheme with the same partners, excluding Ørsted. To be equipped with 47 turbines, the 376-MW power plant is scheduled to begin operations at the end of 2021.

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