Following its selection as preferred supplier in May 2018, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received the firm order by wpd offshore to supply the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind power plant in Taiwan. Located approximately six kilometers from shore in the Taiwan Strait, the plant will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines. This first firm order in Asia Pacific (APAC) for the SG 8.0-167 DD also includes a 15-year long-term service agreement. Construction is expected to start in 2019, with turbine installation beginning in 2020.
As announced in October 2018, the project will feature localized towers in 2021, via CS Wind and Chin Fong Machine Industrial’s partnership in Taichung harbor. It thereby satisfies official localization requirements on turbine components.
The SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine has a rated capacity of 8.0 MW, and a rotor with a 167-meter diameter. It has a swept area of 21,900 square meters and uses the SGRE B81 blade, which measure 81.4 meters.
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