FORMOSA 1 Phase 2
Taiwan’s first offshore wind project
JDR has been selected by Jan De Nul Group to manufacture and supply inter-array, export and land cables for Taiwan’s Formosa 1. Formosa 1 is Taiwan’s first commercial-scale wind farm and is located approximately 6km off the west coast of Miaoli in the Strait of Taiwan. Spread over an area of 11km2, Formosa 1 lies in water depths between 15m and 30m.
Developed by Formosa Wind Power Co., two 4MW wind turbines were installed under the demonstration phase in November 2016, and commenced operations in April 2017. The second phase involves the addition of another 20 turbines with a combined capacity of 120MW.
JDR will deliver 21km of inter-array cable, 13km of export cable and a further 16km of land cable to transmit power from the shore to the local substation. The 33kV cables will be manufactured at JDR’s state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, UK, before being shipped to Taiwan for installation by Jan De Nul. The project is targeted for completion in 2019.
JDR will also supply a range of accessories including the cable protection systems.
Formosa is one of a number of projects approved by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Bureau of Energy as part of its target to build 5.5GW of offshore wind capacity by 2025.
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