Vestas has secured a 295 MW order for thirty-one Vestas V174-9.5 MW wind turbines from Foxwell Energy Corporation Ltd. (Foxwell) for phase 2 of the TPC offshore wind generation project in Taiwan.
The wind farm is developed and owned by Taiwan Power Company (“TPC”) and will be built by Foxwell. This marks the third project between Vestas and Foxwell in Taiwan, with the Zhangyuan and Beiyuan onshore wind farms as their previous collaborations.
Located off the coast of Changhua county, the Taichung port will be used for pre-assembly work on the turbines. Upon completion of the project, Vestas will also service the turbines through a 14-year full-scope production-based availability guarantee service agreement, ensuring maximum energy production for the project.
“We are delighted to be working with our long-term partner Foxwell again,” said Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “With this order, Vestas continues its ambition to be a leader in this market and we remain committed to contributing to Taiwan’s clean energy goal, working closely with our customers.”
The V174-9.5 MW turbines being supplied by Vestas for the project will rely on local manufacturing and the sourcing of 19 components from local suppliers based in Taiwan. Vestas’ supply chain and suppliers in Taiwan have so far invested nearly €280 million in local supply chain infrastructure, resulting in more than 1,500 new green jobs, underscoring how Vestas, together with local partners, continues to strengthen the wind industry in Taiwan.
“With this important order, I am honored that these Taiwanese industry and energy heavyweights have placed their trust in Vestas,” said Srdan Cenic, vice president and director of offshore sales at Vestas.
Vestas Asia Pacific. “Here at Vestas, we continue to make significant investments and knowledge transfers to the market, to further develop Taiwan as a leader in offshore wind power. Vestas now has 1.2 GW of V174-9.5 MW™ projects with long-term service contracts under development or construction in Taiwan, and we are fully committed to our service operations in Taiwan and to being the best partner for long-term business needs of our clients. such as TPC and Foxwell.
“This is the first large-scale offshore wind project that is fully invested by a Taiwanese company (TPC), and the first to be carried out by a leading Taiwanese turnkey EPCI contractor in the Taiwan Strait, so the Government has paid much attention. for us. We are very pleased to be working with a renowned company like Vestas, which has worked diligently on developing local supply chains for wind turbines, and this may well be the start of a long-term relationship between our two companies in the market. Taiwan offshore wind farm. said David Poo, president of Foxwell Energy.
Deliveries for this project are expected to begin in 2024 and it is expected to be commercially operational in 2025.
Vestas has been active in Taiwan for more than 20 years. With this order, Vestas brings its volume of offshore wind projects in Taiwan to almost 1.2 GW. In addition, Vestas also has about 350 MW of onshore wind power installed or under construction, while it currently services 250 MW of onshore wind turbines.