Another prestigious contract is awarded to Heerema Marine Contractors for an offshore wind project in Taiwan.
The Greater Changhua offshore wind projects consist of four sites in the Taiwan Strait, from 35 km to 60 km off the coast of Changhua County.
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has obtained site exclusivity on four offshore wind sites with a planned total generation capacity of 2.4GW, and was in 2018 awarded capacity for two projects of 900MW and 920MW.
The contract for Heerema is for the 900MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms. The contract scope entails the transport and installation of one hundred eleven (111) turbine foundations as well as the installation of two large offshore substations, essential components of offshore wind farms that run electricity to the mainland.
Furthermore, Heerema will also be responsible for onshore marshalling services as well as the seabed preparations and scour protection.
The installation will be executed by Heerema’s Aegir, that is already in the area for another project. Due to Aegir’s strength and agility, the vessel is very suitable for operating on challenging wind projects such as these. The installation will take place in waters of 30-35 meters deep.
Heerema will execute the offshore work on Greater Changhua 1 and 2a during 2021 and 2022, while complying with relevant local regulations in relation to supporting vessels and crews.