Wind Energy – Taiwan
With the bidding process of Taiwan’s Phase-3 Zonal Development of Offshore Wind starting soon, the Huan-Yang Offshore Wind Farm project initiated by Taiwan’s local offshore wind power developer Taiya Renewable Energy is now focusing on the preparation to attain the qualification to enter the tender of Phase-3 Zonal Development.
Taiya announced today that it will cooperate with EDF Renewables to introduce development experience, technology and resources of an international developer to Taiwan and jointly submit a quality and competitive offer up to international standards, striving to contribute to Taiwan carbon neutrality ambitions.
Based in Taiwan, Taiya is a local renewable energy development team that focuses on site selection and development of offshore wind farm. Through environmental impact assessment and sound communication with local community, Taiya proactively responds to the policies of competent authorities. As a local development team, Taiya strategically connects and develops local supply chain, and joins forces with EDF Renewables, an international partner with rich technological experience and the resources to fuel Taiwan’s energy transition and achieve its sustainable development goals.
“Taiya selects the most suitable partners for every aspect of our offshore wind farm development projects to ensure that the projects will be delivered on time. We also look forward to working with more strategic partners with rich experience to jointly strive for the development of Taiwan’s offshore wind power industry and realize Taiwan’s 2050 target of net zero emissions. For this cooperation with EDF Renewables, Taiya will also leverage its experience in engaging the local stakeholder and combine EDF Renewables’ international experience and industrial skills to support the development of the local industry chain, building Taiwan into the Asia-Pacific hub of the offshore wind power industry that has its eyes set on the global market,” said Chairman Irving Lin of Taiya.
“We believe that Taiya can provide instrumental experience in engaging the local stakeholders as well as the local industry. Together with EDF Renewables’ experience of more than 10 years in offshore wind projects development, construction, operation and maintenance around the world, the partnership will build a solid and extensive industry network,” said General Manager Taiwan Ming-Lung Chang of EDF Renewables
As the first wind farm project co-developed by Taiwanese and French developers, Huan-Yang Offshore Wind Farm will strive for the Phase-3 Zonal Development tender in 2022. The project team pledges to continually pay attention to local community development and ecological protection, facilitating the development of the local offshore wind power industry. Moreover, the project will discuss cooperation with related institutions and departments to incubate more local wind power talents. Through the different stages of wind farm development, construction and O&M, this project will strengthen Taiwan’s offshore wind capabilities and international competitiveness.
Huan-Yang Offshore Wind Farm is located off the shore of Changhua. The wind farm has a surface area of approximately 53 square-km, and the sea depth is between 15 and 45 meters; the site is 8 km from the shore at the nearest point. The wind farm will use fixed-bottom foundations and is designed to generate 1.6 billion kWh/year, which is equivalent to a year’s consumption of 460,000 households.