Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has won a contract to transport and install the MHI Vestas Offshore V174-9.5MW wind turbines on the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind farms in Taiwan.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was awarded the contract by CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering.
“As both experienced contractors within the industry, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) will share and combine their extensive knowledge base and experience to deliver a ´state of the art’ performance to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and to the Taiwanese offshore wind industry,” CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering said.
The CFXD project is divided into two phases across 2022 and 2023. In total, the two wind farms will comprise 62 wind turbines installed some 11-25 kilometres west of Taiwan and scheduled to be commissioned in 2023.
“We are very pleased that the set-up of CDWE and a Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessel has fulfilled the Taiwanese government’s turbine installation localisation requirements. Having CDWE as Changfang and Xidao Project’s turbine T&I contractor with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier supplying the vessel adds substantial experience into our construction operations,” said Jesper Holst, CEO of CIP’s Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms.
Brave Tern will start working on the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) project after completing the wind turbine installation on the 640MW Yunlin wind farm off Taiwan.
“We are extremely proud to win another transport and installation job in the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. CFXD is an important project for us and will strengthen our position and commitment to the growing Taiwanese market and the APAC region in general. Last year Fred. Olsen Ocean opened an office in Taiwan to bring the group’s extensive experience from Europe to the region. First step will be in April when Brave Tern heads towards Taiwan. We look forward to growing the local capabilities and the Taiwanese supply chain as well as supporting our customers in the region,” said Casper Toft, CCO, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier