Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order from wpd offshore to supply the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind power plant in Taiwan. Located approximately 6 km from shore in the Taiwan Strait, the plant will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines. This is SGRE’s first firm order in the Asia Pacific for the SG 8.0-167 DD. This also includes a 15-year long-term service agreement. Construction is expected to start in 2019, with turbine installation beginning in 2020.
The project will feature localised towers in 2021, via CS Wind and Chin Fong Machine Industrial’s partnership in Taichung harbour.
The SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine has a rated capacity of 8.0 MW, and a rotor with a 167 m diameter. It has a swept area of 21,900 m2, and uses the SGRE B81 blade, which measures 81.4 m. By 2020, over 1000 SGRE Direct Drive offshore wind turbines will be operating in three different continents.