HMC wins second wind contract offshore Taiwan

Aug. 9, 2019

Offshore staff

LEIDEN, the Netherlands Ørsted has contracted Heerema Marine Contractors to transport and install 111 turbine foundations and two substations for the 900-MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

The company will also be responsible for onshore marshalling services as well as the seabed preparations and scour protection.

The heavy-lift vessel Aegir will carry out the installation in water depths of 30-35 m (98-115 ft) during 2021 and 2022.

The Greater Changhua offshore wind projects consist of four sites in the Taiwan Strait, from 35-60 km (22-37 mi) off the coast of Changhua County.

Ørsted has obtained site exclusivity on four offshore wind sites with a planned total generation capacity of 2.4 GW. In 2018, the company was awarded capacity for two projects of 900 MW and 920 MW.