Heerema Fabrication Group to Back Greater Changhua Piles Installation
Heerema Fabrication Group is set to manufacture the pre-piling template for the Greater Changhua offshore wind project in Taiwan.
The template, which will enable Heerema Marine Contractors to install the piles accurately, consists of three pile sleeves connected by framing, including hydraulically adjustable pile guides and mudmats.
Heerema Vlissingen will fabricate the steel structure and assist with commissioning.
Fabrication is planned to start in June, with completion scheduled for Q4 2020.
In summer 2019, Heerema Marine Contractors secured a contract for the transport and installation of 111 turbine foundations and the installation of two offshore substations at the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a projects.
The offshore wind farms will feature Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed on jacket foundations some 35 to 50km off the coast. They will have a total capacity of approximately 900 MW.