The strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and customer Hai Long Offshore Wind Project (Hai Long) has been extended to 1,044 MW. Siemens Gamesa’s largest offshore agreement in Taiwan to date now covers the Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW) projects. The preferred supplier agreement for Hai Long 2A (300 MW) was announced on November 13, 2019. Flagship SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines and service for the full volume of the project are included in the preferred supplier agreement. The agreement remains subject to contract and final investment decision from Hai Long’s consortium partners.
Siemens Gamesa will deliver SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to all three wind power projects of Hai Long. The exact number of machines remains to be determined. A collaboration such as this demonstrates how wind power is being utilized every day. This marks the expansion of the global offshore wind industry and benefits the domestic market.
Siemens Gamesa is currently constructing a Nacelle Assembly Facility in Taichung. With the conditional approval of the Hai Long 2A Industrial Relevance Proposal, a factory expansion will start in 2022, subject to final investment decision by the project partners. The expansion will broaden the production scope with new production halls to be constructed on the extended plot.
According to Siemens Gamesa, the 1,044 MW Hai Long projects utilize the latest technology, which will help lower cost of electricity and enable the transition of the offshore wind industry from fixed-subsidies to price-based auctions. Hai Long is committed to helping Taiwan develop a sustainable offshore wind industry and establish a local supply chain. Expanding the agreement with Siemens Gamesa will create strong synergies to support these efforts and create additional localization opportunities across projects.