Jumbo Picks Up First Yunlin Monopiles

Jumbo’s heavy-lift carrier has arrived at Steelwind Nordenham’s quayside to pick up the first four monopiles destined for the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

Jumbo Picks Up First Yunlin Monopiles
Source: Steelwind Nordenham

According to Steelwind, the Jumbo Jubilee arrived at the heavy-lift terminal Blexen, Germany, on 19 October and the loadout operations started immediately.

In total, Steelwind will manufacture and deliver 40 complete monopiles from Nordenham, as well as manufacture and supply 120 monopile segments to Formosa Heavy Industries (FHI) Corporation which will fabricate additional 40 monopiles from those sections in Mailao, Taiwan.

Jumbo Maritime will transport the monopiles and monopile sections from Germany to Taiwan under a contract secured in June.

The Yunlin offshore wind farm will feature 80 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines installed some 8km offshore and scheduled to come online in 2021.

The project is 73% owned by wpd and 27% owned by a Sojitz Corp-led consortium which also includes Chugoku Electric Power, Chudenko Corporation, Shikoku Electric Power, and JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation.

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