Boskalis, Hwa Chi win foundation job for 600-MW offshore wind project

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October 29 (Renewables Now) - Dutch dredging and offshore contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster NV (AMS:BOKA) and its Taiwanese partner have won the foundation scope for the up-to-600-MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF).

Specifically, Boskalis and Hwa Chi Construction Co Ltd, through Boskalis HwaChi Offshore Wind Taiwan Co Ltd (BoWei), will transport and install 62 three-legged jacket foundations and the accompanying 186 pin piles for this project.

Owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), the CFXD OWF will be built about 15 km off the coast of Changhua County in Taiwan. Engineering and pre-construction works have already been initiated and the project is expected to be finalised in the period 2021-2023, Boskalis said.

BoWei will subcontract work to local suppliers, the announcement says. Also, this will be the first project for the new Bokalift 2 crane vessel.

Boskalis did not mention the exact value of the contract, but said it was “substantial”, which puts it in the range of EUR 150 million (USD 166.3m) to EUR 300 million. The deal will be formalised only after CIP achieves financial close for the project later this year.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.108)

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