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Siemens Gamesa deploys wind turbine at 300MW Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan) , May 26, 2020

Siemens Gamesa, a global leader in the wind power industry, said it has reached an agreement with Tawanese group Hai Long Offshore Wind to deploy offshore wind turbines at its 300MW wind power plant.
 
The project site is located approximately 50 km off the coast of Changhua County. The first 300 MW will serve as an anchor for Siemens Gamesa to expand its local footprint and supply base in Taiwan into a regional industrial hub.
 
The deployment of the new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered, said the statement from the company.
 
The exact number of units for the first 300 MW of the project remains to be confirmed based on site-specific conditions. 
 
The preferred supplier agreement as published in November 2019 remains subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy, jointly owned by Mitsui & Co in Japan and Yushan Energy in Singapore, it stated.
 
The Hai Long offshore wind power plant was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan. 
 
Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at Siemens Gamesa, said: "Taking the next step in advancing the Hai Long 2 project by announcing that it will conditionally use the SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is outstanding news."
 
"We are thrilled that the Hai Long partners have chosen our newest machine, and are very excited to work closely in making this project the first installation of the SG 14-222 DD in Asia Pacific," he stated.
 
Since the opening of its Taipei office in 2017, Siemens Gamesa has been firmly committed to support the ambitious industry plan of the Taiwanese government, and to contribute to the growth of offshore wind in Taiwan. 
 
Subject to Hai Long 2’s Industrial Relevance Proposal approval, Siemens Gamesa recently revealed plans to expand its Taichung footprint into a regional industrial hub for offshore wind nacelles, together with Taiwan-based suppliers.



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