March 12 (Renewables Now) - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) has won a contract to transport and install the wind turbines that will make up the 640-MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwanese waters.
The Norway-based offshore wind services company got the contract from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE), which in turn was selected by project developer Wpd AG as the preferred turbine supplier for Yunlin in May 2018.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said on Monday that it will transfer one of its European special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels to Asia during the spring of 2020. It plans to engage various Taiwanese stakeholders in their scope of work, including ship agencies, installation port authorities, steel fabricators and engineering consultancies, among others.
The Yunlin wind farm will be built some 6 km off the southwest coast of Taiwan in two phases, to be carried in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Upon completion, it will comprise 80 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, together capable of supplying power to more than 450,000 homes.