wpd inks power purchase agreement in Taiwan

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/12/2021 wpd
wpd's subsidiary Dade Energy Co., Ltd. recently signed a purchase cooperation agreement with Taiwan's semiconductor industry for over 1 GW of renewable power. It is among the largest green energy power purchase purchase agreements in Asia.

According to local media reports, the agreement was signed with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company  (TSMC) and concerns 1.2 GW of power, of which 0.5 GW will come from onshore sources and around half from offshore sources.

wpd has interest in a number of offshore wind projects in development in Taiwan. The most advanced of these is
Yunlin, which produced first power and delivered it to the grid last month. It follows the start of installation works offshore in December last year followed by the installation of the first turbine in April 2021. By end of 2021, Yunlin is expected to have the first batch wind turbines in operation. The project is to consist of 80 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines mounted on monopile foundations.

Yunlin offshore wind farm is located eight kilometres off the Taiwanese west coast in the Taiwan strait. With a total capacity of 640 MW, the project is one of largest offshore wind farms being developed in Taiwan. The project is expected to be fully commissioned in 2022. It is owned by TotalEnergies (23%), Sojitz Corporation Japan (27%), Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (25%) and WPD offshore GmbH (25%).

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