The “weather window” that permits steady construction of offshore wind farms in the Taiwan straits usually extends from April through the end of October. Of course, it is possible to do work outside of the weather window, especially in the shoulder months of March and November, before the winds and swells get too rough. Similarly, bad weather can strike even during the weather window, leaving big boats with high day rates hanging around Taichung harbor for shelter.
For construction season 2022, there are four projects totaling around 2GW that are slated to be completed and commissioned. But ask anyone working in Taiwan’s offshore wind development and you’ll know that is not going to happen. Personally, I wonder why the government is sticking to the 2GW figure when it is obvi...
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