Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) today announced it has awarded 3 GW of offshore wind capacity across seven projects ranging in size from 165 MW to 600 MW.
The particular tender represents the first round of the island’s Zonal Development Phase 3 programme. The capacity allocated through it will be deployed off the coasts of Miaoli, Taichung, and Changhua in the period 2026-2027. The ministry said in a statement that the auction attracted participants from Denmark, the UK, Germany, the US and Canada, in addition to local developers. Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) announced its success in the tender earlier this month, noting that it was expecting the government to unveil the final size of its award at a later date.
Taiya Renewable Energy (TRE) said separately on Friday that it secured 440 MW of capacity. In August it was unveiled that TRE’s Huan-Yang offshore wind project of the exact same size was joined by the renewables business of France’s EDF ahead of their joint participation in the tender.TRE is also getting ready to take part in next year’s planned competition for floating wind capacity. The company is currently conducting environmental impact assessments for offshore wind farms in Penghu and Miaoli. Its total project pipeline reaches 4 GW.