Developers of 1-GW Hai Long in Taiwan pick consortium for offshore substations

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October 13 (Renewables Now) - The developers of the Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3 offshore wind projects in Taiwan have selected a consortium led by Denmark’s Semco Maritime and Vietnam’s PTSC M&C to provide two offshore substations for the projects.

Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3, which are expected to be commissioned in 2025/2026 with a combined capacity of 1,044 MW, are being developed by Yushan Energy with a 40% stake and Canadian energy company Northland Power Inc (TSE:NPI) with 60%. Yushan Energy is a tie-up of Singapore’s Enterprize Energy Pte Ltd and Japan’s Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031).

The selected consortium has been awarded preferred supplier agreement to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission the two offshore substations. The substation jackets will be produced at PTSC M&C’s yard facilities in the port city of Vung Tau, southern Vietnam. PTSC M&C is a subsidiary of PetroVietnam Technical Services Corp (PTSC).

According to Enterprize Energy’s news release on Tuesday, this is the largest offshore substation contract awarded so far for a Taiwanese project and the first in Vietnam.

The consortium, in cooperation with ISC Consulting Engineers, will strat work on the project in the current quarter. Offshore installation is planned in 2024 and commissioning in 2026.

Hai Long project director Felipe Montero said the preferred supplier agreement is the latest milestone for the offshore wind project on the way to financial close and into construction.

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