Ørsted Asia Pacific further expands for Greater Changhua 1 & 2a project construction works

As the Ørsted APAC team ramps up, there will be more than 40 local job openings. The vacancies are expected to be filled during the first two quarters of 2020.
Ørsted APAC team is expected to reach 100 employees by the end of this year, and invites more local talents to join the Greater Changhua construction team.

Global offshore wind leader Ørsted established the Asia Pacific hub in Taipei, Taiwan in 2016. The team has grown and is expected to exceed 100 employees by end of 2019, and further expand post 2020.

As the Ørsted APAC team ramps up, there will be more than 40 local job openings for the project’s construction, operation and maintenance in Changhua and Taichung Harbor (in central Taiwan), and for jacket foundation manufacturing in Kaohsiung (in southern Taiwan). The vacancies are expected to be filled during the first two quarters of 2020.

Ørsted will thus participate in the job fair organized by the Changhua County Government on 7th September, and another job fair organized by the Taichung City Government on 5th October. At the job fairs, Ørsted will release job vacancies for Changhua, Taichung, and Kaohsiung, as well as elaborate on the details of job openings.

Matthias Bausenwein, President of Ørsted Asia Pacific and Chairman of Taiwan, says:

“Offshore wind is now creating unprecedented new job opportunities with attractive salaries in Taiwan. We welcome Taiwan’s local talents to join the Ørsted APAC team, and be the driving force behind one of the energy transition efforts in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific.”

Ørsted’s APAC team consists of a mix of European offshore wind experts and local talents, ready to thrive in the booming new industry in Taiwan. Ørsted continues to develop market opportunities in Asia, while gearing up for the construction work of the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a projects to meet the construction timelines scheduled for the next few years.”

About Ørsted in Taiwan

  • Greater Changhua 1 & 2a projects will be located 35 to 50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County, with a capacity of approx. 900MW, enough to supply around 1 million Taiwanese households with green power. The offshore wind farms will be constructed in 2021 and 2022.
  • Ørsted is also the biggest shareholders in Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, Formosa 1, which will be extended from its current 8MW capacity to 128MW in 2019. As the world leader in offshore wind, Ørsted has installed more than 1,100 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of approx. 5.6GW and has a further 4.3GW under construction. It is Ørsted’s ambition to have installed a total offshore wind capacity of 15GW worldwide by 2025.

Andee Yu

 +886-2-2722-1617 ext.183

andyu@orsted.com