SMC Bags Yunlin Marine Coordination Deal

Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has secured a contract to provide marine coordination services for the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

SMC said it will be working with the SeaPlanner marine management system to ensure the delivery of services throughout the project.

“Once again we are proud to be at the forefront of delivering Marine Coordination services in Taiwan. Our experience working in the region will be used to great effect as we support Yunlin in delivering a successful project,” said Dean Coates, SMC Operations Director and Taiwan Manager.

“We are extremely pleased to have our first opportunity to work for wpd and we can’t wait to get started. This project will also provide us with the opportunity to develop local skillsets – something we remain committed to both in Europe and the APAC region.”

To remind, SMC established a branch in Taiwan in March with an aim to support the offshore wind sector in the region.

Yunlin will comprise 80 Siemens Gamesa turbines of the 8MW class. The 640MW offshore wind project reached financial close at the end of May and is scheduled for completion by December 2021.

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

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