FREDERICIA, Denmark — Ørsted has taken FID on two more wind farm developments offshore Taiwan.
Greater Changhua 2b and 4 wind farms, with a combined 920-MW grid capacity, are due to be completed by year-end 2025.
In mid-2020, Ørsted signed a corporate power purchase agreement for the development with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
The two wind farms will be about 35 km to 60 km from the Changhua County coast in water depths of 24m to 44 m. Onshore construction should begin this year, with fabrication of components taking place during 2023-2024.
Ørsted also operates the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farm development 35 km to 60 km from the coast of Changhua County, with a capacity of about 900 MW. It expects to commission the last of the wind turbines later this year.
In addition, the company has secured approvals for environmental impact assessments to compete in future tenders in Taiwan.
Offshore wind development includes Xu Feng 1, 2 and 3, which are 37 km to 62 km offshore Changhua County; Wo Neng 1 and 2, 42 km off Taichung; and Greater Changhua 3.