Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms has been awarded a contract by Jan De Nul to fabricate 15 jacket foundations for the Formosa 2 offshore windfarm in Taiwan
Located 4 km offshore Miaoli County in the Taiwan Strait, the 376-MW Formosa 2 windfarm will be Taiwan’s largest offshore windfarm. It is due to enter operation in late 2021.
Sembcorp Marine head of offshore platforms Samuel Wong said, “The partnership with Jan De Nul on Formosa 2 is our first in the highly competitive Taiwanese offshore wind sector. This is an important opportunity to extend our engineering solutions into the Asian offshore renewable energy markets.”
Sembcorp Marine will deliver the Formosa 2 jacket foundations to Jan De Nul by December 2020.
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 turbine installation work.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was awarded a conditional contract for the turbines for the Formosa 2 offshore windfarm in June 2019, a contract that also includes a 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.