Van Oord has been awarded the contract by Ørsted for the cable installation works at the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.
The wind farms have a capacity of 900MW and are located between 35 and 60 kilometres off the west coast of Changhua County.
Van Oord is responsible for the transportation, installation, and burial of the 111 inter-array cables, with a total length of approximately 135 kilometres, and the three export cables, with a total of approximately 145 kilometres.
To carry out the work, Van Oord will deploy its dedicated cable-laying vessel Nexus, equipped with a cable carousel with a capacity of 5,000 tonnes. Van Oord’s own trencher Dig-It will bury the cables to the required depth. The installation work starts in 2021.
The Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms will be the first cable project in Taiwan for Van Oord. The wind farms will comprise 111 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines installed on jacket foundations. The offshore wind farms will be constructed in 2021 and 2022.