About Ørsted in Taiwan
Ørsted has obtained site exclusivity on four offshore wind sites located between 35 and 60km from the shore of Changhua County. The four sites, which have a total potential capacity of 2.4GW, received environmental impact assessment approvals in February 2018. The remaining 1.5GW allocated across three projects can participate in future auction rounds. Taiwan's government has announced that it expects to auction up to 2GW of offshore wind capacity in June 2018.
Ørsted's four Greater Changhua offshore wind farms could in total power approx 2.8 million Taiwanese households and create thousands of jobs over their lifetime.
Ørsted is also the co-owner of Taiwan's first commercial-scale offshore wind project, Formosa 1. Subject to the owners' final investment decision, Formosa 1 will be extended from its current 8MW capacity to 128MW in 2019.
As the world leader in offshore wind, Ørsted has installed more than 1,000 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of approx 4.4GW and has a further 4.5GW under construction. It is Ørsted's ambition to have installed a total offshore wind capacity of 11-12GW worldwide by 2025.