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September 22, 2022

EDS wins contract for Formosa II offshore wind farm in Taiwan

The company will also provide transitional support for the wind farm's operations.

EDS HV Group (EDS) has secured a multi-million pound contract to offer high voltage (HV) support services at the Formosa II offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

EDS, a subsidiary of James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables), will support the management of the HV network and the electrical safety during the construction as well as commissioning phase of the project.

It will also be responsible to provide transitional support to wind farm operations.

The company noted that the contract commenced in mid-2021 and will run for approximately a period of 16 months.

EDS projects commissioning business manager David Orr said: “It was a real privilege to play such a crucial role at the very start of Taiwan’s journey within offshore wind – this next phase represents an exciting opportunity for the region, and we are looking forward to once more sharing our knowledge and skills with the Taiwanese.”

Additionally, EDS parent company JF Renewables will offer training to the local workforce, thereby creating an overseas team to oversee the project’s HV network.

James Fisher Renewables managing director Wayne Mulhall said: “We are delighted to be in a position to share our years of experience providing high quality electricity network management services to the offshore wind sector at the construction / commissioning phase.

“We hope to build upon the experience gained during other projects in Taiwan by providing and implementing a robust and safe system of work for the management of electrical operations during construction and commissioning with final handover to the operations and maintenance phase of the project.”

The Formosa II offshore wind farm is jointly developed JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Swancor Renewable Energy.

For this project, GIG is supported by Corio Generation, its portfolio company.

Once operational, the project will have the capacity to power approximately 380,000 households and help Taiwan move closer to its target of achieving 20% renewables generation by 2025.

In October 2019, GIG achieved financial close for Taiwan’s Formosa II offshore windfarm.

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