April 04, 2018

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been contracted to supply an additional 120 MW of capacity for Formosa 1 Phase 2. The contracts signed today are subject to the joint venture’s final investment decision and financial close, which are expected later this year. In addition to the turbine supply agreement, a 15-year Full service agreement is also signed and includes the provision of spare parts and tools to help ensure the reliability and optimal performance of the turbines. The installation of the 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines will start in 2019. They will expand the total capacity of Formosa 1 wind power plant to 128 megawatts (MW).
SGRE signed the contract today together with the owner’s consortium partners including Macquarie Capital, Ørsted and lead developer Swancor Renewable Energy Co. When completed, Formosa 1 will be the first project successfully built as part of the official Taiwanese Grant Scheme. The program defined by the government in 2012 supports an offshore turbine fleet of up to 520 MW to be in operation by 2020.
The project is located around six kilometers off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait with water depths between 15 to 30 meters. The Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be installed on monopile foundations. This foundation has already proven its suitability in the local sea bed conditions when the first two SWT-4.0-130 turbines were installed for Phase 1. (Source: Siemens Gamesa)