Taiya Renewable Energy and EDF Renewables join forces for Taiwan tender

With the bidding process of Taiwan’s Phase-3 Zonal Development of Offshore Wind starting soon, Taiya Renewable Energy announced that it will cooperate with EDF Renewables to jointly submit a quality and competitive offer. The Huan-Yang Offshore Wind Farm project initiated by Taiya Renewable Energy is now focusing on the preparation to attain the qualification to enter the tender of Phase-3 Zonal Development.

As the first wind farm project co-developed by Taiwanese and EDF Energy, Huan-Yang Offshore Wind Farm will strive to compete in the Phase-3 Zonal Development tender in 2022. According to Taiya Renewable Energy, the project team pledges to continually pay attention to local community development and ecological protection, facilitating the development of the local offshore wind power industry. Moreover,it claims the project will discuss cooperation with related institutions and departments to incubate more local wind power talents.

“TAIYA selects the most suitable partners for every aspect of our offshore wind farm development projects to ensure that the projects will be delivered on time. We also look forward to working with more strategic partners with rich experience to jointly strive for the development of Taiwan’s offshore wind power industry and realize Taiwan’s 2050 target of net zero emissions. For this cooperation with EDF Renewables, TAIYA will also leverage its experience in engaging the local stakeholder and combine EDF Renewables’ international experience and industrial skills to support the development of the local industry chain, building Taiwan into the Asia-Pacific hub of the offshore wind power industry that has its eyes set on the global market,” said Chairman Irving Lin of TAIYA.

“We believe that TAIYA can provide instrumental experience in engaging the local stakeholders as well as the local industry. Together with EDF Renewables’ experience of more than 10 years in offshore wind projects development, construction, operation and maintenance around the world, the partnership will build a solid and extensive industry network” said General Manager Taiwan Ming-Lung Chang of EDF Renewables.

Huan-Yang Offshore Wind Farm is located off the shore of Changhua. The wind farm will cover approximately 53 square-kilometers in waters between 15 and 45 meters deep. The array is to be located  8 kilometers from the shore at the nearest point and will use fixed-bottom foundations. It is and is expected to generate 1.6 billion kWh/year, which is equivalent to a year’s consumption of 460,000 households.