Wpd awards bird survey contract for Yunlin offshore wind project

Wpd Taiwan and WeatherRisk Explore Inc. have signed a turnkey bird survey contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

This March, wpd appointed WeatherRisk Explore to be responsible for the long-term and continuous bird surveys to understand the relationship between the wind farm’s operations and the surrounding bird ecology.

According to the companies, a lot of advanced technology is used to better understand the impact of turbines on birds and to protect the ecological environment as part of a collaboration with the Japan Weather Association (JWA).

Yunlin will feature 80 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines, installed in the Taiwan Strait, some 8km west of the coast of Yunlin County.

The 640 MW project will be commissioned in two phases. The first phase with a 352 MW capacity will go online by the end of this year, while the 288 MW second phase is scheduled to be up and running in the third quarter of 2021.

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