Niras, Sinotech win 100-MW offshore wind job in Taiwan
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Danish consultancy Niras and sector player Sinotech have been contracted to serve as joint client advisors for state-run utility Taiwan Power Co’s (Taipower) 100-MW Changhua offshore wind project, the former said Thursday.
Under the terms of the contract, the two companies will be in charge of the basic design, tendering, review of detailed design and supervision in the construction phase. A joint venture (JV) between them will also handle the general technical advice, training and capacity building, including health, safety and environment (HSE), according to the press statement.
Construction of the plant is due to begin in 2018. “The professional challenges includes Taiwan not having a suitable hub harbor, lack of industry standard manufacturing experience and other required facilities to support the country’s rising offshore wind industry,” Niras expertise director, Tore Lucht, said.
Over the past 25 years, Niras has been part of offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 22 GW. This is its seventh one in Taiwan to date, it noted.