The Greater Changhua offshore wind farm is being developed at four sites in the Taiwan Strait, approximately 35 kilometres to 60 kilometres offshore the Changhua County in Taiwan. The total power generation capacity of the wind farms is planned to be 2.4GW. This means that, upon completion, the four sites will together form Taiwan’s largest wind power complex, providing power to approximately 2.8 million Taiwanese households.
The Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Farms are a series of offshore wind farms off coast of Changhua Country, Taiwan.
The project was approved by the Environmental Protection Administration in February 2018 and is owned by Ørsted. The approval for Ørsted to connect the wind power to Taiwan electrical grid was granted in April 2018. The construction for the 900 MW wind farms began with the onshore construction for Changhua 1 and Changhua 2A wind farms in November 2019.
On 21 April 2022 Ørsted announced the successful delivery of the first power from the Greater Changhua 2a Offshore Wind Farm.
The first turbines sent electricity to the grid in April 2022, and completion is expected for year’s end. A coral growth program tests ability to mitigate coral bleaching.
iPS has been involved in the Taiwanese wind market from day one, providing our clients with both European as well as local Taiwanese candidates. The iPS candidates have been involved in the following scopes of work:
· Installation of substations.
· Installation of foundations.
· Transportation, installation and burial of array and export cables.
The Taiwanese market continues to be booming, with more projects to be developed in the upcoming years.
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