Semco Maritime is performing an engineering study for the Hai Long offshore wind farm in the Changhua area in Taiwan, after being contracted by the developer, a joint venture between Northland Power and Yushan Energy.
The contract commenced in March 2018 and will be completed by June 2018.
Semco Maritime is working on the optimisation of the electrical infrastructure by undertaking electrical grid studies, assessment of number of offshore substations, subsea cable characteristics, design of preliminary offshore substation substructure and topside layout, as well as onshore substation layout.
“We have selected Semco Maritime as we recognize their capabilities within offshore wind and the success Semco Maritime has shown so far in building alliances with local companies. We believe there could be an opportunity to work closer together beyond the scope of this study,” said Tsung-Hua Chen, CEO, Yushan Energy.
The study will be delivered in cooperation with Taiwanese engineering partners to ensure local requirements are met.
“We think the initial key to success for offshore wind in Taiwan is to blend our offshore wind experience with the local Taiwanese engineering capabilities and by this establish a self-propelled future for offshore wind in Taiwan,” said Tommy Flindt, Director Technology at Semco Maritime.
Taiwanese developers that received environmental permits earlier this year are now waiting for the final selection and contracts signed, expected to be completed by July 2018. Taiwan will award a total of 5.5GW in offshore wind development rights this year.
“We view the Taiwanese market as very promising and we will do our outmost to assist Taiwan with reaching its ambitious 5500 MW offshore wind target by 2025,” said Hasan Jørgensen, Senior Business Development Manager for Taiwan, Semco Maritime.