Wind Energy – Yunlin OWF
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has been awarded a contract working with Shimizu for the transportation and installation of monopile foundations for the 640 MW project (8 MW / 80 wind turbines) at Yunlin offshore wind farm off the west side of central Taiwan.
FOWIC which is in a cooperative relationship with Shimizu regarding offshore wind farm construction will start the operations in February 2024 and the total duration of the project is estimated to be 200 days.
FOWIC will in corporation with Shimizu make use of the Jack-up vessel Blue Wind for the project. When fully operational this highly important project in Taiwan will have a capacity to create up to 640 MW green energy equivalent of more 600,000 Taiwan households and be another important step towards a fully green energy future in Taiwan.
“We are extremely proud to be awarded the transport and installation contract with Shimizu. This contract demonstrates our commitment to offshore wind development in APAC as a region and to our partnership with Shimizu. We look forward to executing this project together with Shimizu and all the local stakeholders and suppliers on the project,” says Alexandra Koefoed CEO at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
The Vessel is currently engaged in the Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Farm project, one of the largest commercial offshore wind farms in Japan with 8 MW / 14 wind turbines.
The vessel will start preparation for Yunlin from December 2023.