March 24 (Renewables Now) - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) has been tasked with transporting and installing the turbines selected for the 600-MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind power complex (CFXD) in Taiwanese waters.
The company said that its jack-up vessel Brave Tern will initiate work under this contract after concluding installations as part of the 640-MW Yunlin offshore wind project, also located off the coast of Taiwan.
The contract was awarded to FOWIC by CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering Co Ltd (CDWE), which is a joint venture between Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corporation (TPE:2208) and DEME Offshore.
The CFXD complex will be located 11-25 km west of Taiwan, with a total of 62 V174-9.5MW turbines supplied by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. As previously announced, the project will be executed in several phases. Changfang Phase 1 will include 10 turbines with a combined capacity of 95 MW, to be erected in 2022. Changfang Phase 2, including 47 turbines with a total capacity of 446.5 MW and Xidao, consisting of five turbines with a capacity of 47.5 MW, will be installed the following year.
The project sponsor is Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which achieved financial close in February.