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CIP achieves financial close for its offshore wind project

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) announced that reached financial close for the 589 MW offshore wind project’s establishment in the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. In fact, the Changfang and Xidao wind farm will be powered by 62 of MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines and are expected to begin operations in early 2024.

SuperStar Aquarius under quarantine, if coronavirus case found

Following the cruise ships Diamond Princess and World Dream, SuperStar Aquarius might be the next one under quarantine. Although, the Taiwan government has forced a ban to all the cruise vessels calling the island, SuperStar Aquarius will be allowed to dock in Keelung city.

KR informs ships entering and leaving Taiwan amid Coronavirus outbreak

The Korean Register informs of all the limited information concerning ships entering and leaving Taiwan in regard to the new coronavirus that,  up till now, has costed the lives of 565 people, while confirmed cases exceed 28,000 across China. What is more, except from China, coronavirus cases have been reported in other countries in Asia, such as Malaysia and Japan, in Australia, Germany, France, the US and Canada among others.

Taiwan fines ships for violating ECAs

Taiwan fined four ships NT$ 100,000 each, which is around USD$ 3,300, for violating the new emissions control area (ECA) regulations, according to local media citing a note from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

Woodmac: Asia Pacific excluding China to add 19GW offshore wind by 2030

An estimated 19 GW of new offshore capacity is expected to be added in Asia Pacific excluding China (APeC) over the next 10 years, making it a key region for global offshore wind, according to Wood Mackenzie, that noted however that the success of future offshore wind in the area will depend on costs coming down.

Taiwanese offshore wind farm produces its first power

Ørsted announced that the second phase of Formosa began generating its first power. Formosa 1 will consist of 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW offshore wind turbines, from which 10 have already been installed, whereas six of them generated power. 

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