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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order Germany’s wpd offshore to supply the 640 megawatt (MW) Yunlin offshore wind power plant in Taiwan.

Located approximately six kilometers from shore in the Taiwan Strait, the plant will feature 80 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines.

This first firm order in Asia Pacific (APAC) for the SG 8.0-167 DD also includes a 15-year long-term service agreement.

Construction is expected to start later in 2019.

“We are extremely satisfied that the preferred supplier agreement we reached with wpd offshore one year ago has materialized into a firm order. It is furthermore encouraging to be able to introduce the SG 8.0-167 DD in APAC with an order of this volume. There is an increasing number of such sizeable opportunities in the region, and we are looking forward to contributing further to the growth of offshore wind in this part of the world,” says Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

As announced in October 2018, the project will feature localized towers in 2021, via CS Wind and Chin Fong Machine Industrial’s partnership in Taichung harbor. It thereby satisfies official localization requirements on turbine components.

In other news, the company was also recently won another order by EDF Renewables to supply 30 wind turbines for the 232 MW Milligan wind project, located in Milligan County, Nebraska. Here's the story.