Orsted starts Greater Changhua offshore wind farms in Taiwan

By Editor


Orsted today announced the inauguration of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

The total installed capacity of Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan is 900 MW. The two offshore wind farms are in operation and connected to the grid, making them the largest in Taiwan and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms have doubled Taiwan’s offshore wind capacity.

President Tsai Ing-wen thanked Orsted for investing in Taiwan and bringing renewable technologies to Taiwan.

Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO of Orsted, says: “Greater Changhua 1 and 2a are our first gigawatt-scale offshore wind farms outside of Europe.”

In 2024, Orsted has a record 7.6 GW of offshore wind projects under construction worldwide, including our next big project in Taiwan, the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b and 4.

Orsted began offshore construction in March 2021 and recently announced the installation of all 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines, which are supplying renewable energy to Taiwan’s electricity grid.

The 605.2 MW offshore wind farm Greater Changhua 1 is co-owned by Orsted (50  percent) and Mercury Taiwan Holdings, a consortium of CDPQ, a global investment group, and Cathay PE, with a combined ownership stake of 50  percent. The 294.8 MW Greater Changhua 2a is 100  percent owned by Orsted.

Emmanuel Jaclot, Head of Infrastructure at CDPQ, says: “CDPQ is committed to advancing the energy transition in Asia Pacific, and we continue to explore investment opportunities in renewables and transition assets across the region.”

The 900 MW wind farms inaugurated today are part of Orsted’s Greater Changhua offshore wind zone, which also comprises Greater Changhua 2b, Greater Changhua 3, and Greater Changhua 4. The zone has a combined capacity of approximately 2.4 GW. Greater Changhua 1 and 2a alone can produce enough renewable energy to power one million Taiwanese households a year, equivalent to 1.75 million tonnes of carbon dioxide reductions annually.

Orsted is constructing its next large-scale project, the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms. Together with Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind farm, Formosa 1 (128 MW), Orsted is operating and constructing nearly 2 GW of offshore wind capacity in Taiwan.

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