In April 2021, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was chosen by Siemens Gamesa Offshore Wind Ltd. (SGRE) for the transportation and installation of 47 wind turbines at the new Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Jack-up vessel Brave Tern began the installation process in June 2022 and was replaced by the newly upgraded Bold Tern in August. Both vessels then teamed up to finish the project, the installation was successfully completed on 31st January 2023.
Next generation power generation
Formosa 2 is located in Miaoli County in Taiwan. It was built as part of a zonal development initiative by the Taiwanese government, which is planning to add 5.5GW of wind power to its energy mix by 2025.
The new windfarm will provide Taiwan with clean energy and assist its transition towards using more renewable energy. With 47 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, it will generate 376MW, and generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 380,000 households.