Seaway 7 vessel in action during wind farm construction. (Photo Seaway 7)

Eksfin provides EUR 180min loan guarantees backing Seaway 7 cable installation at huge offshore wind park in Taiwan

State-backed export credit agency Export Finance Norway (Eksfin) provides NOK 2bn (EUR 180m) in loan financing to the Hai Long wind park in the Taiwan Strait on the back of services rendered by Seaway 7. The transaction increases Eksfin’s total financing commitment to the global offshore wind market towards EUR 2,6 billion. Joint-venture Hai Long development partners Northland Power Inc. of Canada and Japan’s Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. won construction approval for the project in March this year. Situated between 45 and 70 kilometres off Taiwan’s Changhua coast, on completion the 1 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind park will be the largest in Taiwan with capacity to supply clean energy to more than one million households. Full commercial operation is expected in 2026/2027, with energy supplied according to power purchase agreements already in place. Read More