Wind Power

12 Apr 2024

Global Maritime Finishes MWS for Ørsted's Greater Changhua 1 and 2A in Taiwan

12 Apr 2024  by offshorewind   
In February 2024, Global Maritime completed its task of providing marine warranty services (MWS) for the installation of 111 wind turbines on Ørsted’s Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

Ørsted awarded the MWS contract to Global Maritime Singapore in March 2021.

The Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind project is located in the Taiwan Strait, some 35 to 50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County.

Offshore construction started in the summer of 2021 with the installation of the first wind turbine jacket foundation and the laying of the first export cable.

A year later, the first Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167DD wind turbine was installed at the site. The wind farm produced its first power in April 2022, after the installation and energisation of the first batch of its Siemens Gamesa units.

At the beginning of this month, all 111 wind turbines achieved first power and are connected to the Taiwanese national grid.

Once fully commissioned, Changhua 1 and 2a will be Taiwan’s first far offshore and large-scale offshore wind project.

The 605 MW Greater Changhua 1 is owned by Ørsted (50 per cent), and a consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the Taiwanese private equity fund, Cathay PE (50 per cent).

The 295 MW Changhua 2a is owned solely by Ørsted. The wind farms are being developed by Ørsted.


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