Wind Energy – Taiwan
Hai Long Offshore Wind Project has signed the Pin Piles Fabrication Contract with EEW Korea Heavy Pipe Construction (EEW KHPC) after naming it a Preferred Supplier back in October 2021.
EEW KHPC will provide pin piles for the Hai Long 2B and 3 offshore wind projects in Taiwan, for an installed capacity of 744 MW to support the jacket foundations of the 14MW wind turbines.
EEW Korea Heavy Pipe Construction will manufacture and deliver a total of 156 pin piles for the two wind farms.
The pin plies will be specifically tailored to accommodate the characteristics of Taiwan’s seabed and the conditions of Hai Long wind farms, which are located around 50 kilometers off Taiwan’s west coast, in water depths of up to 55 meters.
Hai Long Offshore Wind, a consortium comprising of the Canada-based independent power producer Northland Power, Yushan Energy from Singapore, and Japanese Mitsui & Co., expects to begin construction in 2024 and to commission in 2025-2026. Hai Long’s three separate grid allocations include the 300 MW Hai Long 2a, the 232MW Hai Long 2b, and the 512 MW Hai Long 3.