The Netherlands based offshore contractor Heerema Marine Contractors said it has been awarded a contract to support the construction of an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan. Assigned by the Taiwan branch of Jan de Nul, Heerema will take on the installation of 21 jacket foundations (four-legged) for the Changhua project.
The Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 wind farm, a project of the Taiwan Power Company (TPC), is being executed by a consortium of Jan de Nul and Hitachi. The installation will take place 8 kilometers off the coast of Changhua county, at a water depth of 18 to 28 meters.
Heerema’s fast sailing heavy lift vessel Aegir will install the 21 foundations in the harsh conditions in which this project takes place. The foundations must be able to withstand extreme Taiwanese circumstances such as earthquakes, typhoons and high waves.
For Heerema, the offshore phase of this project will start in March 2020 with planned completion in early June 2020.
Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors, said, "This is our first contract in Taiwan, thus another major milestone. This Changhua project re-emphasizes Heerema’s commitment to operate in wind projects all over the world and strengthen our position in the Asian offshore wind market."