TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) has appointed DNV as owner’s engineer for the 300-MW Changhua II offshore wind farm.
The contract is valued at $17.7 million (NOK 150 million).
The work scope lasting into the second half of 2025 will see DNV’s international and local experts support project engineering reviews and marine coordination during wind farm construction. The scope over the project life cycle right through to commissioning includes design review, fabrication assurance, and construction assurance. Detailed design of the 31-turbine project is due this year, with the wind farm scheduled to be online by autumn 2025.
The company said it will work in close partnership with Taiwan-based engineering consultancy GIBSIN Engineers Ltd.
Taiwan is set to become Asia/Pacific’s second largest offshore wind market behind Mainland China, according to DNV. Taiwan aims to generate 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2025. By then, 5.7 GW of installed capacity is scheduled to be available from offshore wind farms including, among others, Changhua Phase II and TPC’s earlier 109.2-MW Changhua Phase I. The government wants another 10 GW of offshore wind installed between 2026 and 2036.