Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) signed a preferred supplier agreement for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300-megawatt Hai Long 2 offshore wind power project, located approximately 50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County, according to the company's announcement on Tuesday.
The agreement is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy.
'The 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind power plant project was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan,' the company stated.
'The project will utilize SGRE’s existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfill localization requirements on the project. Offshore construction for the project will begin in 2023,' the company said.
SGRE also recently confirmed plans to build a facility in the port of Taichung to be used for offshore nacelle assembly, testing, warehousing, office buildings, and outdoor storage, the production of which is planned to start in 2021.
By Gulsen Cagatac