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New regional zone available for Taiwan

Taiwan is one of the most active country developing offshore wind after Europe with a quick growth as it ranks third in terms of offshore wind projects.

In May 2018, 3,8 GW had been awarded to seven companies for 10 offshore wind farms. The second round, on June 22th of the same year, has awarded an additional 1,6 GW to Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, and to Northland Power for 4 offshore wind farms.
Ørsted is also the developer of Formosa, the first offshore wind farm project to officially emerge in Taiwan !
For now, the first phase of the project is composed of  two turbines for a total 8 MW offshore wind capacity located in Taiwanese north-western coast which have been installed since April 2017. The next step will be to add 20 turbines for a total capacity of 120 MW.


A second Taiwanese project concretely moving forward is a 640 MW offshore wind power project named Yunlin, developed by WPD Offshore GmbH. The turbine’s installation is supposed to begin in 2020, about 6 km offshore in the Taiwan Strait and will be composed of 80 Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbines with 8 MW capacity each.

Those differents projects are all located in earthquake-prone zone in the Pacific Ring but also areas subject to many typhoons. This is why they require special attention and thorough metocean study for risk analysis. In order to assist project developers with their project in Taiwan, Metocean Analytics now includes new regional metocean datasets with higher resolution and better representation of typhoons. Open Ocean provides the metocean analysis you need for any offshore or coastal project in Taiwan !

Our team has worked on innovative technicals to supply the best wind, wave and ocean current statistics you need to succeed in your different projects thanks to our  first online offer for metocean study on-demand, Metocean Analytics . We are also available for any special request you may have for this area.

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