Wind Energy – Yunlin OWF
Over the weekend the Abu Dhabi-based company NPCC (National Petroleum Construction Company) signed a contract to become the vessel supplier for monopile foundation installation on the Yunlin offshore wind farm.
The Yunlin offshore wind project is developed by Yunneng Wind Power Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of wpd offshore GmbH. The project is located in the Taiwan Strait, between 8 and 17 kilometers off the west coast of Taiwan, at water depths from 7 up to 35 meters.
The 82km² project area (6% of Yunlin sea area) will comprise 80 wind turbine generators (WTG) with total capacity of 640 MW rated power, and the generated electricity will be fed into the grid via two onshore substations at Taixi and Sihu Townships respectively in Yunlin County.
The contract has been estimated to be worth €91,5 million.
At first Sapura was awarded the contract in March 2019. Sapura installed the first of the eighty monopiles at the 640 MW Yunlin wind farm in December 2020.
But the company left the project in February of this year. The decision to terminate the contract was made by Sapura because all avenues for an amicable solution were exhausted.
NPCC will supply its DLS 4200 vessel to complete the project’s installation work.
The project’s original date of completion was scheduled for September 2020. Now it is estimated to reach completion by September 2023.