Global offshore wind leader Ørsted announced today (27) that it has awarded Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation (TCC) the contract to build the onshore substation of the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms.
The contract award follows Ørsted’s final investment decision on the wind farms last month. Under the contract, Star Energy Corporation (SEC), 100% owned by TCC, will be responsible for all onshore deliverables, including design, Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC), and commissioning of the onshore transmission system.
Since day one, Ørsted has been committed to cultivating a local supply chain with global resources, and ensuring timely project buildout by identifying optimal solutions that meet the highest international standards of quality, health, safety, and environment (QHSE) for offshore wind. This commitment is well demonstrated through the collaboration with Star Energy and local sub-contractors to deliver and energise Taiwan’s largest onshore substations for the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in May 2022.
Christy Wang, Chairperson for Ørsted Taiwan, says " We are delighted to work with TCC and Star Energy again, and see them growing into a capable and competent supplier through collaborating with Ørsted. The two companies successfully delivered the world-class transmission system for Taiwan’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, marking an unprecedented achievement in the industry. The latest contract will further strengthen their capabilities and development and create business opportunities for local communities.’’
Huang Shun-I, Chairman of Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, says: “Our collaboration with Ørsted provided valuable learnings on international offshore wind QHSE standards. We are proud of our remarkable safety record of 1.7 million hours without a recordable incident for the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a. We will continue to strive for excellence to complete project on time, on budget, and safely.”
The EPC scope includes a substation built using pre-cast methods, which strengthens QHSE management onsite, and high voltage 345kV electrical system to connect to the Taipower grid. Ørsted has obtained the land lease rights and construction permit within the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park to build the onshore substation, which is expected to be energised by the end of 2025.