Greater Changhua 1 & 2a: the largest offshore in Taiwan

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April 21, 2022

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The Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind farm, Taiwan’s largest, has delivered first power, Ørsted, the wind farm’s developer, said on Thursday.

Located 35-60 kilometers off the west coast of Taiwan, Greater Changhua 1&2a has a total capacity of 900 MW, making it the largest and first far-flung wind farm in Taiwan. It is also Denmark-based Ørsted’s first large-scale offshore wind farm in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ørsted said first power was delivered as planned with the installation and commissioning of the first batch of offshore wind turbines.

Electricity was transferred to onshore substations at Ørsted via network cables, offshore substations and export cables. The electricity was fed into the national grid via the Taipower substation. A total of 111 Siemens Gamesa 8.0-167 DD wind turbines will be installed at Changhua 1 & 2a, which will generate enough energy to cover the electricity consumption of one million Taiwanese households.

“The 900MW offshore wind construction project is continuing at full speed. Meanwhile, Ørsted’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) team is preparing to take over and ensure optimum performance of the wind farm. , which will provide stable, clean power for its more than 25-year life,” Ørsted said.

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