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Jan De Nul Scores Third Taiwanese Offshore Wind Contract

Jan De Nul Group has won the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract of both foundations and subsea cables for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Taiwan. It is the third and largest Taiwanese OWF contract for the company.

The Formosa 2 OWF will have more than three times the capacity of the other two wind farms Jan De Nul is involved in, the Changhua and Formosa 1 Phase 2 OWF. Developed by Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Company, the 376-megawatt Formosa 2 OWF will have 47 Siemens eight-megawatt turbines on jacket foundations in up to 55 metres water depth.

Foundations and Subsea Cables

Under this contract, Jan De Nul will be responsible for the foundation design, fabrication and installation, as well as for the design, supply and installation of the subsea cables. Construction works are planned to start in 2020 and the wind farm is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021.

Growing Asian Offshore Wind Market

Jan De Nul Group has been at work in Taiwan since 1995, offering its services to the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as to the main Taiwanese ports Taipei, Taichung, Kaoshiung and Mailiao. Thanks to this presence throughout the past years in the region, the company will be able to execute Formosa 2 OWF from a local base.

Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewables at Jan De Nul: 'Being awarded the Formosa 2 EPCI contract is a very important next step for Jan De Nul Group in the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. This new contract underlines our commitment to Taiwan and more generally to the Asian region in OWF and marine construction projects.' The company will also make an effort to develop local skills a local Taiwanese supply chain.

The Three Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farms

The 376-megwatt Formosa 2 OWF is located adjacent to the 120-megawatt Formosa 1 OWF, between 3.8 – 9.5 kilometres off the coast and at forty nautical miles from the port of Taichung, Miaoli County (North-West Taiwan). The 109.2-megwatt Changhua OWF is located further south.

In planning Formosa 2 OWF, Jan De Nul Group will draw on offshore wind experience gained from European projects as well as the current execution of neighbouring projects Formosa 1 Phase 2 OWF for the Formosa Wind Power Co. and the Changhua OWF commissioned by Taiwan Power Co.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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