The first jacket foundations for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 project – or Changhua demonstration project, as it is also known – are ready to leave Samkang’s fabrication facility in South Korea.
Prime contractor for the 109-MW project, Jan De Nul Group, will transport 21 four-legged jackets from South Korea to the demo site in Taiwan in the coming weeks.
The jackets will be shipped in five batches of three to five units on a self-propelled semi-submersible heavy lift vessel operated by Hung Hua Construction Co Ltd.
The jackets for the windfarm are 55-62 m high and the heaviest unit weighs approximately 1,100 tonnes.
The jackets include a 7.2 m transition piece with a diameter of 5.4 m to support the towers carrying the 5.2 MW turbines.
Jan De Nul Group initiated fabrication in the summer of 2019. The first jacket was completed by the second half of April 2020.
On arrival in Taiwan, the jackets will be installed approximately 8 km off the coast of Fangyuan in Central Western Taiwan. Each jacket will be anchored to the seabed by four pin piles.