Vena Energy unveils plans for offshore wind farms in Taiwan

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 08/09/2022 Vena Energy
Vena Energy has unveiled its proposals for two offshore wind projects, Wei-Na and Wei-Long, with a total capacity of 1.8 GW, which are to participate in auctions under Taiwan Phase 3 Offshore Wind Zonal Development.

The 1,200 MW Wei-Na Offshore Wind Project will be located 20 kilometers off the coast of Miaoli County, with a site area of about 126 square kilometers, and at a water depth of about 52-78 meters. The 600 MW Wei-Long Offshore Wind Project will be located 43 kilometers outside Changhua County, and spans an area of approximately 76 square kilometers, and a depth of about 40-62 meters. The two offshore wind projects are expected to use large wind turbines with a single capacity of 14 MW to 20 MW.

Vena Energy, portfolio company of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), is a renewable energy developer, owner, and operator with over 200 GW of wind and solar projects under operation, construction, and development across Asia Pacific.

“The development and generation of offshore wind projects is instrumental to accelerating the energy transition. We are excited about Taiwan’s potential for offshore wind power. We will leverage our experience in other Asian markets and utilize our Corporate PPA capabilities with international off-takers to develop a robust pipeline in APAC,” said Daniel Astbury, Head of Wind at Vena Energy.

“Vena Energy has operated and invested across the Taiwan renewable energy sector for several years, successfully building over 400 MW of solar capacity. The selected offshore wind sites have been carefully assessed to exclude environmentally sensitive and restricted areas. We will utilize our local experience and continue to engage with all our stakeholders to develop our offshore wind pipeline and contribute to Taiwan’s net-zero emission target,” said Will Feng, General Manager of Offshore Wind Development in Taiwan.



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