Ørsted recruiting for Greater Changhua projects

In: Windfarms
14/07/2020
Ørsted has announced that it will start recruiting offshore wind farm operation and maintenance engineers for the Greater Changhua offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The company has a total of 25 positions available and is looking for technicians to support high-voltage equipment operation and maintenance, offshore wind farm facility maintenance, and wind turbine repair.

The maintenance team is to be ready for action before the first quarter of 2021. After receiving complete training, technicians will be engaged in the operation and maintenance the wind farm from 2022.

Candidates must have professional backgrounds in fields such as motors and machinery. In addition, Ørsted is looking for good physical fitness and the willingness to work at sea and high altitude. The new operation and maintenance engineers need to have fluent English skills and good communication skills to undergo international operation and maintenance training courses.

Ørsted is developing four offshore wind sites within the Greater Changhua site off Taiwan. With a potential 2.4GW capacity, the sites are expected to be capable of powering 2.8 million homes in Taiwan. This includes Greater
Changhua 1 and 2a which are located between 35 and 60 kilometres off the west coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. They will consist of 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-67 DD offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity of 8 MW. Expected to be operational in 2022, the wind farms will have a combined capacity of of approximately 900MW, enough to supply around 1 million Taiwanese households with green power.

Greater Changhua 2b & 4 will be located adjacent to the 900 MW
Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm, which Ørsted is currently constructing the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b & Greater Changhua 4 offshore wind farms. With the current grid construction timeline, the projects are expected to secure grid access in late 2025. Ørsted expects to generate the first power from both projects shortly thereafter and to fully commission the wind farm in 2026.

Ørsted has a global offshore wind portfolio of exceeding 7 GW, making it one of the largest offshore wind developers in the market. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,600 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted) and in 2019, the group's revenue was DKK 67.8 billion (EUR 9.1 billion). By 2022, it aims to expand its offshore wind capacity to 9.9 GW, with projects in the US, Taiwan and across Europe (in Denmark, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands).

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