Vena Energy plans 1.8-GW bid in Taiwanese offshore wind tender

Offshore wind farm. Image by: Vena Energy.

September 9 (Renewables Now) - Singapore’s Vena Energy, a portfolio company of Global Infrastructure Partners, on Thursday said it plans to bid in Taiwan’s upcoming offshore wind tender with two projects with a combined capacity of 1.8 GW.

The Wei-Na scheme is the larger one, with a proposed capacity of 1.2 GW, and calls for the construction of an offshore wind complex 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) off the coast of Taiwan’s Miaoli County. Its turbines are planned to be installed at a water depth of between 52 metres and 78 metres, within a site of roughly 126 square kilometres (48.6 square miles).

Vena Energy’s second proposal is for the 600-MW Wei-Long project, to be located 43 kilometers outside Changhua County. Planned to cover an area of about 76 square kilometres, the wind farm will be equipped with turbines installed at a depth of about 40 metres-62 metres.

Each of the two wind parks will be powered by turbines with individual capacities ranging between 14 MW and 20 MW.

Taiwan’s Phase-3 Zonal Development offshore wind round is planned to be held in the third quarter of 2022. The tender will support the country’s goal to connect 5.5 GW of offshore wind by 2025. In the 2026-2035 period, seabed rights for an additional 15 GW of turbine capacity are due to be allocated, the government said previously.

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