Jan De Nul Group has been awarded an EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract for the foundations and subsea cables for the Taiwanese 376 MW Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). It is the Belgian company’s third offshore wind contract in Taiwan, following the 120 MW Formosa 1 OWF and the 109.2 MW Changhua OWF.
Formosa 2 OWF is developed by Macquarie Capital Ltd. and Swancor Renewable Energy Company Ltd. and will have 47 Siemens 8 MW turbines on jacket foundations in up to 55m water depth. It is located adjacent to the 120MW Formosa 1 OWF, between 3.8 – 9.5km off the coast and at 40 nautical miles from the port of Taichung, Miaoli County (North-West Taiwan). The 109.2MW Changhua OWF is located further south. Jan De Nul Group can draw on offshore wind experience gained during the current execution of these two projects.
Under this contract Jan De Nul Group will be responsible for the foundation design, fabrication and installation, as well as for the design, supply and installation of the subsea cables. Construction works are planned to start in 2020 and the wind farm is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021. Due to its local presence in Taiwan, Jan de Nul Group can execute the activities from a local base.
Kimberly Cram, Project Director Formosa 2 OWF: “We are pleased to have reached this important milestone for Formosa 2 in continuing our support of the government’s offshore wind ambitions in Taiwan. Working with Jan De Nul Group will ensure delivery of a key scope for Formosa 2, delivering clean, sustainable energy to over 380,000 households in Taiwan.” Source: Jan de Nul