TPC’s 109.2 MW Offshore Wind Farm in Full Array

All 21 wind turbines have been installed at Taiwan Power Company’s Changhua Phase 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Jan De Nul reported on 23 June that the company completed the installation of all the Hitachi 5.2 MW turbines for the project and installed all subsea cables. 

The 21st and final wind turbine was installed by the jack-up vessel Taillevent on 12 June.

The project teams of Jan De Nul and Hitachi now proceed with the termination and commissioning process of the complete offshore wind farm, the offshore construction company said.

Construction of the TPC Changhua Phase 1, officially known as Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration, started in September 2018 with onshore cable works.

Jan De Nul started installing the wind turbines in September 2020.

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The 5.2 MW wind turbines with a downwind rotor are installed on jacket foundations at the project site near Fangyuan, 8 kilometres off the West coast of Taiwan.

A consortium between Jan De Nul and Hitachi won a contract for the project in February 2018.

Under the contract, Jan De Nul Group has been responsible for the design, fabrication and installation of the foundations, the provision of the offshore vessel for the installation of the wind turbines, the supply and installation of the cables off- and onshore as well as upgrading an electrical substation.

Hitachi has been in charge of manufacturing, assembly, installation and other works related to the offshore wind turbines with downwind rotor.

The consortium is also responsible for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the offshore wind farm over the next five years.

Photo: Illustration; Photo: Jan De Nul; TPC Changhua Phase 1 in Taiwan