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Ørsted and LS C&S partner for Taiwan offshore wind projects

4C Offshore | Chloe Emanuel
By: Chloe Emanuel 26/05/2023 LS Cable & System

LS C&S have signed a submarine cable supplier agreement with Ørsted for its Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind projects in Taiwan. It will generate renewable energy from the 920 MW projects, located 35 - 60 kilometres from the Changhua coast in western Taiwan, and will be among the largest offshore wind farms in the Asia Pacific region when completed at the end of 2025.

In Taiwan, LS C&S has won the supplier rights for High Voltage submarine cables for all eight projects of the country’s Phase 1 Offshore Windfarm Construction Projects. The accumulated amount of orders has reached approximately 1 trillion won since 2019.

Taiwan is planning to complete the construction of offshore wind farms with the total output of 5.5 GW through the first phase of the project by 2025 and will build additional offshore wind farms for an additional output of 15 GW by 2035.

LS C&S spokesperson said: “We expect additional orders to be placed from Taiwan and estimate that the submarine cable market will be worth around 3 trillion won. If we cooperate with KT Submarine to expand into the construction business, we expect our business to grow even more in size.”

LS C&S has recently acquired the shares in the submarine cable construction company KT Submarine and improved upon the company’s construction capabilities. There are only about five companies in the world capable of both submarine cable manufacturing and construction, and LS C&S is the only company in Korea to be capable of such services.

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