Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (Cip), a Danish investment company, has received 500 MW-600 MW of capacity in the first round of Taiwan’s Round III Zonal Development offshore wind auction. The capacity was given to CIP’s Fengmiao offshore wind project, which will be connected to the country’s energy grid in 2027. The offshore facility, which will be CIP’s third project in Taiwan, is situated 35 km offshore of Taichung City.

Later this month, the Taiwanese government is expected to disclose the exact capacity. Once finalised, CIP intends to begin construction works at the site in 2025 and bring it online in 2027. In 2017, CIP entered the offshore wind market in Taiwan. The following year, it was awarded the 595MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm and Zhong Neng, an offshore project with 298MW of capacity.

In July 2022, CIP partnered with real estate developer Tokyu Land Corporation to develop offshore wind projects in northern Japan. To co-develop the Aomori South offshore wind project, the partners have formed a joint venture firm Aomori South Offshore Wind GK, which is developing the site in preparation for an upcoming offshore wind auction in Japan.

REGlobal’s Views: CIP already has an established presence in the attractive Taiwanese offshore wind market. This project further helps the company to strengthen its position in the country’s expanding offshore wind space.