Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) have confirmed that they plan to use the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine for the upcoming 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan.
The deployment of the turbine for the rest of the 1.044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered.
The exact number of units remains to be confirmed for the project’s first 300 MW, based on site specific conditions. The preferred supplier agreement as published in November 2019 remains subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy, jointly owned by Mitsui & in Japan and Yushan Energy in Singapore.
Offshore wind power plant Hai Long was awarded via Taiwan’s grid allocation mechanism in 2018. The project site is situated about 50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County. The first 300 MW will act as an anchor for Siemens Gamesa to grow its Taiwan-based local presence and supply base into a regional industrial hub.
Nacelle production for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project will begin in Taichung in 2024, and turbine installation will follow thereafter.
“Taking the next step in advancing the Hai Long 2 project by announcing that it will conditionally use the SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is outstanding news. We are thrilled that the Hai Long partners have chosen our newest machine, and are very excited to work closely in making this project the first installation for the SG 14-222 DD in Asia Pacific.”Andreas Nauen, offshore CEO at Siemens Gamesa.
Subject to Hai Long 2’s Industrial Relevance Proposal approval, Siemens Gamesa recently revealed plans to expand its Taichung footprint into a regional industrial hub for offshore wind nacelles, together with Taiwan-based suppliers.
Starting with the giant SG 14-222 DD for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project, the nacelle development system in Taiwan will play a central role in implementing the new turbine technologies in Asia Pacific. As such, it will also boost the leading role of Taiwan in the region and serve as a base for exporting technologies to other neighboring markets.
“We are very proud to be able and reveal the planned deployment of this giant turbine in Taiwan with the Hai Long partners. It matches our shared vision to establish a competitive and sustainable offshore wind hub here for the rest of the region.”Niels Steenberg, executive general manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific.
“The strategy of Hai Long’s Industrial Relevance Proposal (local content) has always been focused on enabling the local supply chain for global opportunities. And bringing the latest turbine technology into the Taiwan market through our project has been part of the initiative. Hence, we proudly see ourselves as the ‘Anchor Project’ that will facilitate Taiwan’s policy goal of becoming the APAC Offshore Wind Export Hub.”David Povall, executive vice president for development at Northland Power.