Ventus Marine SATV Starts Working on Formosa 1

Ventus Marine’s service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV) Ventus Formosa has begun its charter on the Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan.

Source: PSA Marine

The joint venture of PSA Marine and its Taiwanese partner Ta Tong Marine Group took delivery of the 36-meter purpose-built SATV earlier this year.

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Ventus Formosa is in charge of providing operations and maintenance support for Siemens Gamesa at what is Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm.

The vessel was built by the Penguin Shipyard in Singapore and designed by the UK BMT. It offers 12 single cabins and is said to be capable of staying offshore for at least seven days.

“We are delighted that our newly commissioned 36-metre SATV is now servicing Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in Taiwan,” said Peter Chew, Managing Director of PSA Marine.

“It combines both offshore accommodation for technicians, with a fast and efficient vessel that can transfer technicians directly onto an offshore wind turbine without the need for a complicated motion compensated gangway system.”

Formosa 1 comprises the 8MW Formosa 1 Phase 1, inaugurated in May 2017, and the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 which was officially commissioned at the end of 2019.

The wind farm comprises two Siemens Gamesa 4MW turbines and 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines.