Siemens Gamesa showcases first Taiwan-made turbine towers
Taiwan’s CS Wind and Chin Fong Machine Industrial have completed the first 20 locally-made offshore wind turbine towers, Siemens Gamesa said.
These are the first-ever turbine towers to be made in Taiwan for a Taiwanese offshore wind project, according to Siemens Gamesa.
Scheduled for delivery in 2021, the turbine towers will support Siemens Gamesa’s 8 MW units on the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind farm.
Back in October 2018, Siemens Gamesa awarded the joint venture of CS Wind and Chin Fong with the contract to deliver localized towers for the Yunlin wind farm.
The towers are being made at CS Wind’s facility in Taichung Harbour.
Located approximately six kilometers from shore in the Taiwan Strait, the Yunlin wind farm will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines.
The wind farm will be developed in two phases. Yunlin Phase 1, with a capacity of 352 MW, is due to be online by the end of this year.
The 288 MW second phase should be up and running in the third quarter of 2021.