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Ramboll Design for Taiwanese Jackets

Engineering company Ramboll has been contracted by China Steel Power Corporation to deliver the full jacket foundation design for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

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The 300 MW Zhong Neng is located about 20 kilometres off the west coast of Changhua County in Taiwan.

The project is co-developed by China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and is scheduled for completion in 2024.

CSC has contracted Ramboll to provide the conceptual, FEED, and detailed designs for the primary and secondary structure of the jacket foundations, piles, and transition pieces, including parts of the metocean assessment, as well as manufacturing and installation support.

“This project highlights the growing importance of renewables on Taiwan’s agenda and we are honoured that China Steel Power Corporation has chosen us to assist with the design development of the jacket foundations. Resilient and durable design solutions are essential in the harsh offshore environment of Taiwan and we are excited to share our in-depth and unique expertise,” said Andreas Willecke, Head of Department at Ramboll.

Zhong Neng is adjacent to CIP’s 589 MW Chang Fang and Xidao offshore wind farms where Ramboll has also provided the concept, FEED, and detailed design for the offshore jacket foundations.