Heerema bags first wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has won its first offshore wind related installation contract in Taiwan. It concerns a contract for the 109.2 MW Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project (Changhua).

Heerema will be responsible for the installation of 21 jacket foundations. The Dutch contractor received the contract from the Taiwan branch of Jan de Nul.

The Changhua project is a project of the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) and is executed by a consortium of Jan de Nul and Hitachi. Twenty-one turbines with a rated power of 5.2 MW will be installed some 8 km off the coast of Changhua county, at a water depth of 18 to 28 meters. The foundations must be able to withstand extreme Taiwanese circumstances such as earthquakes, typhoons and high waves. Heerema will use its heavy lift vessel “Aegir” for this purpose.

Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors is excited: ‘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.’

Van Brouwershaven praises the hands-on mentality of both Jan de Nul and Heerema contract teams. ‘The willingness to constantly seek cooperation between partners is what drives this team and Heerema as a company. With such a mindset we can jointly achieve anything.’

For Heerema, the offshore phase of this project will start in March 2020 with planned completion in early June 2020.

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