Onshore works underway for Taiwanese duo

In: Windfarms

Onshore engineering works are underway for the
Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project in Changhua, Taiwan. Onshore work includes the construction of transformer stations and booster stations, as well as other related facilities, for the two wind farms.

The onshore infrastructure will support the integration of electrify generated by the offshore wind farm to the onshore grid. TECO Electric & Machinery is the general contractor of the project with the facilities will become part of the national grid run by state-owned Taiwan Power Company.  
TECO will collaborate with Pacific Engineers & Constructors in carrying out the onshore engineering works of Changfang & Xidao wind farms, including design, civil work, and electric machinery, as well as power lines for transmitting power output of the two wind farms to Taipower grid and facilities for remote monitoring of the operation of wind farms and transformer stations. Construction works will be carried out in an environmentally friendly manner, without air pollution or noise. TECO pointed out that the projects will contribute to the localization of offshore wind power in Taiwan, paving the way for entry into other Asia-Pacific markets.
Marina Hsu, Chief Development Officer of Changfang & Xidao offshore wind farm projects, noted: "First item of the onshore engineering works for Changfang and Xidao wind farm projects will be transformation stations, which be built on a very high localization basis."

Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms are located approximately 15 km off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. The two projects combined are expected to have a capacity of around 600 MW. The project has received all key permits and signed a power purchase with Taiwan Power Company in February 2019.

The two projects will localise the jacket foundation, onshore sub station, transport and installation contracts and more than 15 wind turbine components. It will consist of 62 MHI Vestas
V174-9.5 MW wind turbines. It is owned by CIP, Taiwan Life Insurance Co., Ltd and TransGlobe Life.In 2019, the project entered into a 20-year PPA with the state-owned Taiwan Power Company.

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