Today in Taipei, the Hai Long Offshore Wind (OFW) Project signed Taiwan’s first large-scale Balance of Plant (BOP) Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) with local company CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE), marking another significant milestone in realizing the localization of Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.
The Hai Long Project consists of Canadian-based independent power producer Northland Power International (NPI), Yushan Energy Pte Ltd and Mitsui, who have joined forces to develop the Hai Long 2 and 3 wind farms in zones 18 and 19 offshore Changhua. CDWE is a joint venture between CSBC Corporation, Taiwan and DEME Offshore.
The agreement with CDWE is for the BOP package of the Hai Long project and includes the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the foundations, inter-array cables, export cables and transportation and installation of the turbines.
From the start of the bidding process, Hai Long and CDWE have worked closely together, committing to meeting the localization requirements of the Industrial Development Bureau and Bureau of Energy. To that end, CDWE launched a large-scale audit consultation of Taiwanese steel fabricators and marine engineering services providers in February 2019, to assess local capabilities, and set up a local team under its direction. Beginning in 2023, offshore installation works will take place, optimizing local materials and skills in constructing the Hai Long 2 and 3 OWF.