Seajacks International has been awarded a conditional contract by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to transport and install the wind turbines for the Formosa 2 offshore windfarm
Formosa 2, developed by Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy, will consist of 47 SG 8.0 – 167 offshore wind turbines. Installation is scheduled for mid-2021. Seajacks is planning to mobilise its installation vessel Seajacks Scylla to the Asia Pacific region to execute the work.
The contract is subject to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy receiving a firm order from consortium partners Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy.
Seajacks Scylla will be the second Seajacks vessel deployed to the region. A sister vessel, Seajacks Zaratan, is already in Taiwan and contracted to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to install 20 SG 6.0-154 turbines on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore windfarm.
Seajacks chief operating officer Sebastian Brooke said, “We are delighted to have signed a second contract for installation work in Taiwan, which not only highlights Seajacks commitment to the development of offshore wind in Taiwan, but also to the greater Asia Pacific region.
“We will use the significant experience gained by Seajacks in Europe and at Formosa 1 Phase 2 to ensure this project is delivered to the stakeholders as efficiently and effectively as possible.”
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was itself awarded a conditional contract for the turbines for the Formosa 2 offshore windfarm in June 2019, a contract that also includes 20-year service agreement.
Formosa 2 is close to the site of the Formosa 1 offshore windfarm and installation of Phase 2 of Formosa 1 is due to be completed later this year.