Parkwind and MHI Vestas Confirm Firm Order for Northwester 2
Both companies attribute the fast installation timetable to a highly collaborative approach, supply chain readiness, and the industrialisation of offshore wind in Belgium.
Parkwind estimates that the 219 MW project will provide more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase and 100 long-term jobs for operations and maintenance.
The firm order, which follows financial close for the project achieved on October 5, includes a 15-year service agreement for MHI Vestas, and comes as the Belgian government is preparing for additional offshore wind capacity, up to 4 GW by 2025.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S. Press release - Parkwind and MHI Vestas Confirm Firm Order for Northwester 2. URL: http://www.mhivestasoffshore.com/parkwind-and-mhi-vestas-confirm-firm-order-for-.... [Date Accessed: 07/11/2018].
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- Subject to final contract, Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility near Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, going beyond the localisation requirements
- Local tower supply set-up through CS Wind and Chin-Fong partnership to be used
- Offshore construction for the projects to begin in 2021
- Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua projects utilising approx. 112 SG 8.0 -167 DD offshore wind turbines.
- SGRE will deliver locally produced wind turbine towers.
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- The project is subject to certain conditions, such as the signing of a power purchase agreement by the end 2018 and Ørsted’s final investment decision expected in March 2019.
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