PROJECT | Tim Charlton, Taiwan

WPD's 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind project moves forward

The project will be contracted for a 20-year period.

The Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord has been selected as the preferred contractor for the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind park in Taiwan and will be in charge of the design, manufacturing and installation of its foundations.

Preparation works are expected to start immediately while the financial close is expected by the end of 2018, for a commissioning date set in 2020. The project is part of the Taiwanese feed-in-tariff programme and will be contracted for a 20-year period.

Taiwan aims to develop 5,500 MW of offshore wind capacity by 2025, when nuclear power will be phased out. The allocation of the required grid connection capacity is planned for the first quarter 2018. Ørsted (DONG Energy) won the lion's share in the May 2018 offshore wind auction and will commission all the Changhua projects (2,400 MW in total) between 2021 and 2025.

This article was originally published by Enerdata.

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