OWC wins owner’s engineering job for 1-GW Hai Long off Taiwan

The Formosa I offshore wind park in Taiwan. Source: Swancor

October 20 (Renewables Now) - Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd (OWC) has secured the owner’s engineer role for the 1,044-MW Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwanese waters.

OWC, part of Norwegian energy consultancy Aqualis ASA (OSL:AQUA), announced the award on Tuesday by did not disclose the value of the contract. Under its terms, the company will provide technical advisory and coordination services throughout the development and construction phases of the project.

The Hai Long development the Taiwan strait comprises three projects -- the 300-MW Hai Long 2A, 232-MW Hai Long 2B and 512-MW Hai Long 3. The entire complex, to be installed 50km-70km off the coast of central Taiwan, will be equipped with 14-MW Siemens Gamesa turbines that will go online in 2025 and 2026.

Hai Long is owned by Canada-based Northland Power Inc (TSE:NPI) with a 60% stake and Taiwan-based Yushan Energy Co Ltd, which is jointly owned by Yushan Energy Pte Ltd of Singapore and Japanese trader Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031).

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