Northland unveils two new projects in Taiwan

In: Windfarms
Northland Power Inc. (Northland) has unveiled plans for two new proposed development sites for the upcoming Round 3 offshore wind auctions in Taiwan.

The two sites are located off the coasts of Taichung county and Chunghwa and are named referred to as NorthWind and CanWind respectively. They are expected to be capable of hosting a total of 1,800 MW of offshore wind energy. 

David Povall, Executive Vice President, Development of Northland, commented: "We continue to be committed to long-term investments in the Taiwanese offshore wind market, and we look forward to exploring these new opportunities and continuing to apply our global offshore wind expertise in helping Taiwan achieve its renewable energy targets.”

Offshore wind is the largest segment of Northland’s business and is expected to account for over 60% of its 2020 adjusted EBITDA. It has supported the development, construction and operation of its first three offshore wind projects in Europe over the past six years.

Northland aims to increase its position and footprint in Asia. Current development activities are focused on advancing the 1,044 MW
Hai Long which is also located in Taiwan. It is also developing the 600 MW Chiba and the 1,000 MW Dado Ocean projects in Japan and South Korea respectively.

The company also recently announced 1,200 MW
Baltic Power project located off the coast of Poland in the Baltic Sea, to be developed with PKN ORLEN.

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