September 10 (Renewables Now) - The second phase of the 128-MW Formosa I offshore wind project in Taiwanese waters has generated first power, project partner Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) announced on Monday.
Formosa 1 Phase 2 will consist of 20 units of Siemens Gamesa’s 6-MW turbines, of which 10 units have already been erected and six have started producing power. The 120-MW power plant off the coast of Miaoli County is expected to become fully operational within the next two months.
The first 8-MW phase of what will be Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm was commissioned in April 2018. Once the second phase is switched on, the complex will be able to generate electricity for 128,000 homes in Taiwan, the developers estimate.
The investors behind the project are the renewables unit of Swancor Holding Co Ltd, with a 7.5% stake, Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX:MQG) with 25%, Denmark’s Ørsted and JERA Co, holding stakes of 35% and 32.5%, respectively.