Offshore contractor Jan De Nul has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to install subsea high-voltage export cables in Taiwan.

Jan De Nul secures Taiwan offshore cable contract

Source: Jan De Nul Group

The 90 km cable project will bring wind energy generated at the Fengmiao I wind farm ashore. The Belgium-based company will connect the offshore substation of Fengmiao I to the onshore grid via two AC high-voltage cables using its cable-laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh. 

Jan De Nul will be responsible for the transport and installation of the cables, including the protection of crossings with other power lines. The cables have a length of 45km and 44km respectively and weigh more than 8,000 tonnes altogether. 

Fengmei I has a capacity of 500 MW and is part of the larger Fengmiao wind project. This is located approximately 35 km off the coast of Taichung and has a total capacity of 1,800 MW. 

Fengmiao I is the eighth wind farm in Taiwan which Jan De Nul Group is contributing to. In September 2022, the company laid the final cables for the Formosa 2 offshore wind project.