Heerema Marine Contractors has signed a contract to support the construction of an offshore windfarm in Taiwan
The contract was awarded by the Taiwan branch of offshore contractor Jan De Nul. It will see Heerema install 21 four-legged jacket foundations for Phase 1 of the Changhua offshore windfarm.
Changhua Phase 1 is a Taiwan Power Company project being executed by a consortium of Jan De Nul and Hitachi. Installation will take place 8 km off the coast of Changhua county, in a water depth of 18 m to 28 m.
The jackets will be installed by Heerema’s heavy lift vessel Aegir.
Heerema is due to start work offshore Taiwan in March 2020 and is due to complete its work on the project in early June 2020.
Aegir is no stranger to offshore wind work, having completed its first turbine installation project in late 2018, when the vessel was used to test an innovative way to install turbines without bolts or grouting.
The project saw Aegir install the Delft Offshore Turbine wind turbine on a previously installed monopile using a slip joint connection. Heerema was part of the Slip Joint Offshore Research consortium initiated by DOT BV in late 2016, a consortium that also includes TU Delft, TNO, Van Oord and Sif group, along with Eneco.