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Siemens Gamesa signs 1GW supply deal for 14MW turbine in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa will supply 73 SG 14-222 DD offshore turbines for three projects totalling 1044MW in Taiwan.

Siemens Gamesa supplied the turbines for Taiwan's first utility-scale offshore project, the 128MW Formosa 1 project (pic credit: Ørsted)
Siemens Gamesa supplied the turbines for Taiwan's first utility-scale offshore project, the 128MW Formosa 1 project (pic credit: Ørsted)

It signed agreements with Hai Long Offshore Wind to supply its 14MW turbines – featuring a 222m rotor diameter and Siemens Gamesa's 108m IntegralBlades – for the 300MW Hai Long 2A Hai Long 2A (300MW) Offshoreoff Changhua County, Taiwan, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details232MW Hai Long 2B Hai Long 2B (232MW) Offshoreoff Changhua County, Taiwan, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details and 512MW Hai Long 3 Hai Long 3 (512MW) Offshoreoff Changhua County, Taiwan, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details offshore wind farms, all located 50km off the coast of Changhua County.

Siemens Gamesa will also provide offshore logistics and operations and maintenance services from its expanded offshore facility in Taichung for all three projects, with a 15-year service contract included in the agreement, with an option to extend it to 20 years.

Hai Long said it granted "limited notice to proceed" following the signing of the turbine supply agreement and that it expects to issue the full "notice to proceed" and subsequent booking of the Hai Long projects as a firm order for Siemens Gamesa in 2023.

Local content

Hai Long 2A is already subject to local content requirements, but to support "the sustainable establishment of the local Taiwanese supply chain", Hai Long and Siemens Gamesa decided to expand the local content opportunities on Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3.

An example of this is Taiwanese production of nacelles, including local sourcing of key components.

Siemens Gamesa announced the expansion of its offshore nacelle assembly facility in Taichung last month.

The expansion will more than triple the plot area up to approximately 90,000m2, with new production halls constructed, as well as more than triple the number of Siemens Gamesa people working in the factory. The extended factory is expected to begin operation in 2024.

The deal with Hai Long is Siemens Gamesa’s largest offshore wind power agreement in Taiwan to date.

The Hai Long consortium is a partnership between Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy, jointly owned by Japan's Mitsui and Singapore's Yushan Energy.

Earlier this year, the consortium secured a 20-year fixed corporate power purchase agreement for the Hai Long 2B and 3 that boosts the economics of the whole project.

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