Taiwan’s first large-scale balance of plant preferred supplier agreement has been signed by local company CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) and the owners of the Hai Long offshore windfarm
The partners in the Hai Long project include Northland Power International, Yushan Energy Pte Ltd and Mitsui, who have joined forces to develop the Hai Long 2 and 3 windfarms in zones 18 and 19 offshore Changhua.
CDWE is a joint venture between CSBC Corporation in Taiwan and DEME Offshore.
The agreement includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables, export cables and transportation and installation of the turbines for the project.
Hai Long and CDWE worked closely together, committing to meeting the localisation requirements of the Industrial Development Bureau and Bureau of Energy. To that end, CDWE launched a large-scale audit consultation of Taiwanese steel fabricators and marine engineering services providers in February 2019, to assess local capabilities, and set up a local team under its direction.
Offshore installation work will take place beginning 2023, optimising local materials and skills in the construction of Hai Long 2 and 3.