Taiwanese engineering firm TECO Electric & Machinery has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a substation at the Hai Long offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

The company will build an onshore substation for the 1.04GW offshore project, as well as deliver any associated equipment and onshore cables.

TECO Intelligence Energy Business Group president Chang Sung-pin said: “The offshore wind industry attaches great importance to high-standard construction safety and quality, both of which are indispensable.

“TECO will select construction equipment that meets environmental protection regulations and monitor the air quality and noise level at all times during construction.

“TECO has been awarded EPC contracts of around 2GW for the onshore substations of offshore wind projects.

“This year, TECO will also shoot for offshore substation projects and find business opportunities for energy storage systems and other renewable energy projects.”

The Hai Long Offshore Wind project is being developed jointly by Northland Power, Yushan Energy and Mitsui & Co.

Once operational, the offshore wind facility will be Taiwan’s largest single offshore wind project and power more than one million households.

The onshore substation developed by TECO will provide the largest installed capacity in Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.

Hai Long Offshore Wind project director Felipe Montero said: “The Hai Long project is making steady progress this year, and the signing of the onshore substation EPC contract signifies that we have achieved another key milestone in delivering our project.

“TECO and its subcontractors have impressive track records and extensive construction experience in the offshore wind industry in Taiwan.

“We are confident that the collaboration will provide strong support for the development of the green energy supply chain in Taiwan, and we look forward to a construction phase that is characterised by adherence to the highest quality and safety standards while collaborating closely with all project stakeholders.”