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Windtech International July August 2024 issue






Mitsui & Co., Ltd. together with Northland have made a final investment decision on the Hai Long Offshore Wind Power Project in Taiwan subject to project finance contracts coming into effect, which is expected to take effect within this year after the fulfillment of the various conditions precedent.

The Project involves the construction of 73 wind turbines in the offshore area 45-70 km off Changhua County, Taiwan, and consists of three sections, namely HL2A (generation capacity: 294 MW), HL2B (224MW) and HL3 (504 MW) (total: 1,022MW). HL2A will sell electricity to Taiwan Power Company under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and HL2B and HL3 will sell electricity to a private power user in Taiwan under a 30-year PPA. These will commence sequentially from the end of 2025. The total project cost is expected to be approximately JPY 960 billion, of which approximately JPY 540 billion will be raised through project financing, in which export credit agencies including Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, and other financial institutions around the world will participate. Mitsui's investment, loan and guarantee amount will be approximately JPY 260 billion (investment and loan: approximately JPY 170 billion, guarantee: approximately JPY 90 billion).
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