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Inauguration Ceremony for "Formosa 1" Offshore Wind Power Project in Miaoli County, Taiwan

2019/11/12

Installation of all wind turbines of "Formosa 1," an offshore wind power project in Miaoli County, Taiwan in which JERA participates, was completed in October. JERA, together with its partners, held an on-site inauguration ceremony today.

 

Attendees at the inauguration ceremony, including Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and other government officials and business partners, celebrated the completion of Formosa 1, Taiwan's first commercial offshore wind power project, and prayed for its safe and stable operation going forward.

 

Phase 1 (8MW) of the Formosa 1 project began operation in April 2017, and construction of Phase 2, a large-scale offshore wind power plant of 120MW, has been underway since June 2018.

 

Since joining the project in February 2019, JERA has helped ensure a smooth launch by dispatching engineers to the operating company while acquiring knowledge and experience in the construction of offshore wind power plants.

 

Going forward, through the stable operation of Formosa 1 and by taking part in the separate “Formosa 2” offshore wind power project from its initial construction stage, JERA will gain additional experience and work to promote the use of renewable energy.

 

By participating simultaneously in projects at different stages of development in Taiwan, whose natural conditions are similar to those of Japan, JERA aims to establish a foundation for proactively developing large-scale offshore wind power project both in Japan and overseas.

 

Reference: Outline of offshore wind power projects in Taiwan

 

Formosa 1

(Reference) Formosa 2

Investors

(share ratio*)

Ørsted (35%), Macquarie (25%), Swancor (7.5%), JERA (32.5%)

Macquarie (26.0%),

Swancor (25.0%), JERA (49.0%)

Location

Approx. 2-6 km off the coast of Miaoli County, Taiwan

Approx. 4-10 km off the coast of Miaoli County, Taiwan

Capacity

128 MW

376 MW

No. of generators

22 units

47 units

Commercial operation

End of 2019 (Target)

Except for 2 units that started operations in April 2017, with generating output of 8MW

End of 2021 (Target)

*Share ratio for Formosa 2 reflects completion of JERA’s acquisition from Macquarie