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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Celebrates Completion of 600 MW Changfang-Xidao Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has reached a significant milestone with the completion of the Changfang-Xidao offshore wind project, marking its first offshore wind farms in the Asia Pacific region. The project, which is expected to power 650,000 local households, boasts a capacity of nearly 600 MW, contributing a 25% increase to Taiwan’s offshore wind capacity.

Mads Skovgaard-Andersen,Head of CI Flagship Funds, Christina Grumstrup Soerensen, Senior Partner, Thomas Wibe Poulsen, Partner at CIP

At the inauguration event, Senior Partner Christina Grumstrup Soerensen highlighted the project’s importance. “The inauguration of Changfang-Xidao is a landmark for CIP as well as for the offshore wind industry in Taiwan. In the past seven years, the development and construction team, suppliers, partners, and shareholders have demonstrated the power of close collaboration,” Soerensen stated.

The Changfang-Xidao project, primarily funded by CIP’s Flagship funds CI II and CI III, was constructed by Copenhagen Offshore Partners along with the local Copenhagen Infrastructure Service Co. This collaboration underscores CIP’s commitment to Taiwan’s energy transition and its ambitious net-zero goals.

Since entering Taiwan in 2017, CIP has been heavily invested in developing the region’s offshore wind sector. Alongside Changfang-Xidao, CIP and its partners are developing two additional offshore wind projects: Zhongneng (300 MW) and Fengmiao (500 MW). The Zhongneng project is anticipated to commence commercial operations in 2025, while Fengmiao is targeting a final investment decision by the end of 2024.

Mads Skovgaard-Andersen, Partner at CIP, praised the efforts of the construction team and supply chain partners, saying, “Your stamina, dedication, and problem-solving skills have been instrumental for the success of Changfang-Xidao and have enabled the construction of a project that stands out as a testimony to the professionalism of the offshore supply chain here in Taiwan.”

The successful completion of Changfang-Xidao not only provides affordable, green energy to Taiwanese households but also drives industrial innovation, local growth, job creation, and substantial reductions in CO2 emissions.

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