CleanTech Global Renewables has partnered with Singapore-based The Blue Circle to build a 1.2 GW offshore wind farm in the Oriental Mindoro province of the Philippines. The wind farm will comprise of 100 12 MW turbines and will cover a total area of 40,095 hectares, making it the country’s largest offshore wind farm.
The location of Bulalacao was selected for the project due to the high wind speeds of ten metres per second in the area. Additionally, the site is located away from the direct typhoon hit zone.
The offshore wind farm project will support the Government of the Philippines’ aim to generate 35 per cent of the total power generation from renewable sources by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2040 under the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) 2020-2040. To meet this target, the country will need to add at least 92GW of renewable capacity to its energy mix.