Heerema to install foundations for 109-MW Taiwanese offshore wind project

Offshore wind farm. Image Source: Equinor

July 22 (Renewables Now) - Heerema Marine Contractors, part of the Heerema Group, has won a contract to support the construction of the 109.2-MW Changhua offshore wind farm project in Taiwanese waters.

The local branch of Jan de Nul has put Heerema in charge of installing 21 jacket foundations for the particular project, about 8 km off the coast of Changhua county at a water depth of 18 metres to 28 metres.

Dutch marine contractor Heerema will use its fast sailing heavy lift vessel Aegir to install the foundations. It expects to begin work offshore in March 2020 and to finish the job in early June 2020.

In April 2018, a consortium of Jan De Nul and Japanese group Hitachi Ltd (TYO:6501) was awarded a contract for the manufacturing and installation of 21 turbines of 5.2 MW off the coast of Fangyuan. The project is being developed by Taiwan Power Company (TPC).

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