BlueFloat unveils 1GW Taiwanese floating wind project

May 25, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

Spanish offshore wind company BlueFloat Energy has entered the Taiwanese market with a project that has a planned capacity of over 1GW.

The floating wind project, called “Winds of September”, is located 25 km off the coast of Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City in an area of around 125 sq km at water depths of 70-80 metres.

The project is part of the round three market auction in Taiwan.
BlueFloat Energy CEO Carlos Martin said: “We try to think of bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind as parallel industries.

“We believe that floating wind farms have a number of important differences compared to bottom-fixed projects and that a successful floating wind project development strategy requires a very different approach and mindset.”

BlueFloat Energy is composed of a team of professionals from the offshore wind sector with “hands-on experience” in the development and execution of floating wind projects.

“I believe that we can work with Taiwan and push toward its net zero target and accelerate the global energy transition process.

“We will work with local partners, suppliers, and stakeholders to deliver our project pipeline that will not only provide vast quantities of locally sourced, clean and affordable electricity but will also create a greater number of jobs in the industry, forming many collaboration opportunities” said Michael Pinkerton, Taiwan country manager of BlueFloat Energy.

Pinkerton, who is originally from Australia, has participated in and managed the development of renewable energy projects at Macquarie Group and Swancor Renewable Energy (SRE).