Jumbo Contracted for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan
Jumbo will transport and install wind turbine generator (WTG) substructures for the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Taiwan. The scope comprises transportation of forty monopiles, 120 monopile sections and forty transition pieces (TPs), as well as the offshore installation of eighty TPs.
The contract was awarded by Yunneng Windpower Co., a Taiwanese subsidiary of wpd AG. Preparation and planning works have already begun, with the first transportation commencing in Q4 2019, and installation scheduled to take place in mid-2020. The forty monopiles and 120 monopile sections will be transported from Germany to Japan. The forty TPs will be transported from the Netherlands to Taiwan.
First Large Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan
The 640 megawatts Yunlin offshore wind project is the first large multi megawatt offshore wind project in Taiwan. It will be developed eight kilometres off the Taiwanese west coast and will consist of eighty turbines of the eight megawatt class provided by Siemens Gamesa.
Largest Contract Ever
'The Yunlin project is the largest single contract we have been awarded in our fifty-year history, and it is particularly special as it allows us to combine the strengths of both our shipping and offshore divisions. Our specialised teams, together with our partners, will provide a unique integrated T&I solution – from quayside to seabed – for Yunneng,' said Michael Kahn, Managing Director, Jumbo.
K- and J-class Vessels
Jumbo will use its heavy lift K-class and J-class vessels as well as other third-party heavy lift vessels and deck carriers for shipping the monopiles, sections and TPs. The K-class vessels, the Jumbo Kinetic and Fairmaster, have a lift capacity of 3000 tons. The J-class vessels with DP2 capabilities and a lift capacity of 1800 tons, will be used to install the TPs. Jumbo operates four J-class vessels, the Fairplayer, Fairpartner, Jumbo Javelin and Jumbo Jubilee.
Picture: A Jumbo vessel at work at the Arkona offshore wind project in 2018.