Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Project to Feature Locally-Made Pin Piles

CTCI Machinery Corporation (CTCI MAC) has signed a contract with China Steel Power Corporation to supply nearly a hundred pin piles for the Zhong Neng offshore wind project in Taiwan.

Four production lines will be set up at CTCI MAC’s Ta-Lin Shop in Kaohsiung’s Nansing Free Trade Zone. The pin piles are expected to be ready for load out from March 2023 onwards.

“Thanks to our previous experience in offshore wind projects, we are now capable of carrying out simultaneous welding tasks with four -SAW welding machines on sections even with various section diameters,” said CTCI MAC Chairman Yun-Peng Tan.

China Steel Power Corporation, a joint venture of Taiwan’s China Steel Corporation and Denmark’s Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), is developing Zhong Neng off the Changhua coast in central Taiwan.

Commercial operation of the 300 MW wind farm is expected to begin in 2024.

According to CTCI MAC, the project is committed to delivering all 27 localization items required by the Taiwanese government, making it one of the offshore wind farms with the highest level of localization in the industry.

MHI Vestas has been selected as the preferred supplier of turbines, and CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) is responsible for the transportation and installation of foundations.

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