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Ørsted Inaugurates Asia-Pacific’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

Ørsted, a global leader in renewable energy, proudly announces the inauguration of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan, marking a significant milestone in the region’s renewable energy landscape.

With a total installed capacity of 900 MW, the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms are now fully operational and connected to the grid, making them the largest offshore wind farms in Taiwan and the entire Asia-Pacific region. This achievement not only doubles Taiwan’s offshore wind capacity but also catalyzes the country’s offshore wind ecosystem.

The inauguration ceremony, hosted at Ørsted’s operations and maintenance hub at the Port of Taichung, was attended by distinguished guests including President Tsai Ing-wen, government officials, representatives from foreign offices in Taipei, investors, local suppliers, and financial institutions. This event underscores Ørsted’s commitment to Taiwan’s renewable energy transition and its collaboration with local stakeholders.

President Tsai Ing-wen expressed her gratitude to Ørsted for investing in Taiwan’s renewable energy sector and recalled the journey from the inception of the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm to the completion of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a projects. She emphasized the significance of this achievement in advancing Taiwan’s energy transition and achieving its net-zero goals.

Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO of Ørsted, highlighted the landmark achievement of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms, which are the first gigawatt-scale projects outside of Europe. He reiterated Ørsted’s commitment to green energy and its role in enabling sustainable development in the regions where it operates.

Per Mejnert Kristensen, CEO of Region APAC at Ørsted, commended the collaborative efforts that led to the successful completion of the flagship project. He emphasized the project’s contribution to Taiwan’s energy transition and the establishment of a local offshore wind industry.

The Greater Changhua offshore wind zone, comprising Greater Changhua 1, 2a, 2b, 3, and 4, has a combined capacity of approximately 2.4 GW. These projects play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions and providing clean energy to millions of households in Taiwan.

Emmanuel Jaclot, Executive Vice-President and Head of Infrastructure at CDPQ, emphasized CDPQ’s commitment to advancing the energy transition in the Asia-Pacific region. Jeff Chang, Chair of Cathay PE, echoed this sentiment and highlighted the importance of Taiwan’s energy transition.

As part of its dedication to delivering renewable energy in Taiwan, Ørsted is currently constructing the Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms, further expanding its presence in the region.

The inauguration of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms marks a significant step towards achieving Taiwan’s renewable energy goals and demonstrates Ørsted’s leadership in the global offshore wind industry.

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