Taipei — Taiwan’s Formosa 2 offshore wind project has completed the installation of 12 turbines and successfully transmitted power to the national grid.
Swancor Renewable Energy said the passing of these construction milestones demonstrate that Formosa 2 continues to make steady progress toward commercial operation, at which point it will supply power to approximately 380,000 households.
The installation of the jacket foundations and subsea interarray cables began in April and May, respectively, and the turbine installation commenced in the beginning of June. The project has completed more than half of the underwater foundation installations and more than a quarter of the turbines has been installed.
The project, which will have an installed capacity of 376 MW on completion, is being developed by JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Swancor Renewable Energy. GIG is supported by its portfolio company, Corio Generation.
Michael Klingele, project director of Formosa 2, said, “Despite facing challenges posed by recent weather conditions, the team has persisted in advancing construction works, with strong health, safety and environmental performance and high sustainability standards. We are fully committed to ensuring the project becomes a pivotal driver in Taiwan’s green energy transition.”