Heerema lands second offshore wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded a contract for the transport and installation of 111 turbine foundations as well as the installation of two large offshore substations for the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in the Taiwan Strait.

The company will also be responsible for onshore marshalling services as well as the seabed preparations and scour protection under the same contract.

The installation will take place in water depths of 30 to 35 metres and will be executed by the heavy lift vessel Aegir, which is already in Taiwan for another project.

The Greater Changhua offshore wind projects consist of four sites in the Taiwan Strait, from 35 to 60 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County. Denmark’s Ørsted has obtained site exclusivity on four offshore wind sites with a planned total generation capacity of 2.4 GW, and was in 2018 awarded capacity for two projects of 900 MW and 920 MW.

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