SEAJACKS TO INSTALL FORMOSA 1 TURBINES IN TAIWAN STRAIT
Seajacks has won a contract from Siemens Gamesa to install its 6MW turbines at phase 2 of the 120MW Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
The award is the first time the Great Yarmouth-based company has won a renewables contract outside of Europe.
Seajacks Zaratan will site all 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines in the Taiwan Strait, with the 10,000-tonne jack-up vessel scheduled to begin work in the second quarter of 2019.
“This exciting contract award announces the arrival of Seajacks as a global player in offshore wind farm installation and it builds on our years of experience in Europe,” said Seajacks Chairman, Soichi Inoue.
Seajacks will be installing the turbines for the Macquarie Capital, Ørsted and Swancor-owned project in around 30 metres of water, up to six kilometres off the coast of Miaoli County in north-west Taiwan.
Formosa Phase 2 is a key development for the state as it moves away from traditional power sources towards renewable energy.
Phase 1 of Formosa featured two 4MW demonstration turbines installed in 2016.
Seajacks headquartered in Great Yarmouth (UK) operates self-propelled jack-up vessels which provide safe and efficient offshore solutions all over the world in both the Renewable and Hydrocarbon industries. (Source and image: Seajacks)