Jan De Nul Group has secured its third contract in Taiwan’s fast-growing offshore wind sector and is to install the foundations and subsea cables for the Formosa 2 offshore windfarm
Jan De Nul Group has secured its third contract in Taiwan’s fast-growing offshore wind sector and is to install the foundations and subsea cables for the Formosa 2 offshore windfarm.
Under the contract, Jan De Nul is responsible for foundation design, fabrication and installation, and for designing, supplying and installing the subsea cables. Construction is due start in 2020 and the windfarm is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021.
Developed by Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Company, the 376-MW Formosa 2 windfarm will have 47 Siemens 8-MW turbines on jacket foundations installed in water depths of up to 55 m.
Jan De Nul manager offshore renewables Peter De Pooter said, “Being awarded the Formosa 2 contract is a very important next step for Jan De Nul Group in the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. The contract underlines our commitment to Taiwan and more generally to the Asian region. This award builds on our recent success and experience at the Formosa 1 and Changhua projects.”
The Formosa 2 windfarm is adjacent to the 120-MW Formosa 1 offshore windfarm, 3.8-9.5 km off the coast of the country and 40 nautical miles from Port of Taichung.
Earlier this month, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy confirmed that it had been awarded a conditional contract for the turbines for Formosa 2. The project will utilise Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine.
The company will supply 47 turbines and will be responsible for servicing the turbines for 20 years, including providing spare parts and tools to ensure the reliability and optimal performance of the windfarm.