Taiwan's Formosa 2 offshore wind plant starts with broad international ECA support

(Project Finance International, London, 23 July 2022) The 367MW Formosa 2 offshore wind plant has achieved the first delivery of power to the Taiwanese grid, following the installation of 12 turbines. It will have 47 turbines when completed. The international lenders were BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, Societe Generale, Natixis, ING, DBS, OCBC, MUFG, SMBC, ANZ Bank and HSBC alongside domestic banks CTBC, E Sun, Fubon Bank and KGI Bank, and institutional lender Taiwan Life Insurance. The export credit agencies are Credendo of Belgium, EKF of Denmark, K-Sure, and UKEF. The project, referred to as Haineng Fengdian, is off the island’s Miaoli County and is being developed by Japan’s JERA (49%), Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG, 26%), and Taiwanese company Swancor Renewable Energy (25%).