TAIWAN – WSP has been awarded a contract by Ørsted to provide professional engineering services for the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind projects in Changhua County, Taiwan.
Located 35 to 50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County, the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms will have a total capacity of approximately 900 megawatts (MW). Upon completion, the offshore wind farm will supply green power to about one million Taiwanese households.
The projects will be led by WSP’s local team in Taiwan, with support from the firm’s U.S.-based offshore wind experts.
WSP has a global team of experts with a range of specific offshore wind experience, based primarily in the UK and growing rapidly in the U.S. The firm has a strong track record in the offshore wind market, including in Europe where the firm has worked on over 30 projects totaling about 23 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, and in the USA on Vineyard Wind, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. and the largest offshore wind development in the country.
“We are excited to pilot this Changhua offshore wind farm projects and this is a significant milestone for WSP in the offshore wind farm market in Taiwan,” said Ivy Kong, managing director for WSP in Asia. “Leveraging on our trusted relationship with the client, our local team of highly skilled engineers, planners, designers and project delivery specialists will collaborate with our global offshore wind experts and our client, Ørsted, to successfully deliver this remarkable project.”
The offshore construction of the projects will commence in 2021.
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