DEME Offshore has secured contracts for the transportation and installation of foundations, turbines and an offshore substation for the 1 GW Hai Long wind farm, Taiwan.
The CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) joint venture reached the milestone deal with Hai Long Offshore after nearly three years of planning and preparation under a preferred bidder agreement.
The 1,044 MW wind farm, located 40-50 km off the coast of Taiwan, will consist of 73 wind turbines. Pre-piling works are set to start in 2024.
To support the Taiwanese offshore wind sector, CDWE invested in the Green Jade, a new DP3 installation vessel equipped with a 4,000-tonne main crane and a high loading capacity, able to operate in the surrounding deeper waters and challenging seabed environments.
Marco Kanaar, ceo of CDWE, said: “The Hai Long project has been a key driver in our decision to invest in the pioneering installation vessel Green Jade so we are thrilled to have reached this agreement on the transport and installation contract in which Green Jade will play a major role.”
CDWE was set up by Taiwan’s Central Board of Constable (CSBC) and DEME Offshore to facilitate cooperation with European experts and to ensure the availability of foreign expertise in Taiwan in the fields of project management, fleet management, installation techniques and marine works safety.
The Hai Long offshore wind farm consists of Hai Long No. 2 and No. 3 wind farms and is jointly developed by Northland Power, Yushan Energy, and Mitsui, with commissioning due to start in 2025.