Royal Boskalis Westminster and Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction Co have been awarded the foundation scope for the Changfang and Xidao offshore windfarm (CFXD OWF) project owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)
The project includes transporting and installing 62 three-legged jacket foundations and 186 pin piles.
The contract is subject to financial close of the CFXD OWF project by CIP later this year.
Boskalis and Hwa Chi have successfully undertaken a number of construction projects in Taiwan over the last 30 years and will execute this project as Boskalis HwaChi Offshore Wind Taiwan Co (BoWei).
In line with the local content requirement policy for offshore wind developments in Taiwan, BoWei will subcontract work to local suppliers including sourcing support vessels, local engineering and logistic services.
CFXD OWF is approximately 15 km off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan and will generate up to 600 MW.
Engineering and pre-construction work commenced recently and the project is scheduled to be executed in 2021-2023.
CFXD OWF will be the first project for a new crane vessel the company plans to convert, Bokalift 2. Similar to Bokalift 1, Boskalis will convert an existing hull to create Bokalift 2.
The DP2 vessel with accommodation for 150 people will have 7,500 m2 of free deck space and a 4,000-tonne revolving crane capable of lifting structures more than 100 m high.
Boskalis said Bokalift 2 “will be a flexible value-adding asset, well positioned for installing offshore wind turbine foundations, oil and gas structures in addition to serving the decommissioning and salvage markets.”