EEW Korea to Produce Pin Piles for Hai Long 2b and 3

EEW Korean Heavy Pipe Construction has signed the Exclusivity Capacity Agreement (ECA) with CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) to provide pin piles for the 744 MW Hai Long 2b and 3 offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

Under the ECA, EEW Korean Heavy Pipe Construction will manufacture and deliver a total of 156 pin piles for the two wind farms.

Henrik Neumann, Project Director of EEW, said: ”We’re thrilled to be selected for the supply of Pin Piles for the prestigious Hai Long Offshore Wind Project. We highly appreciate the trust put in our state of the art fabrication set up in the APAC region by CDWE and Hai Long Project. This is another great milestone to further contribute to the Green Energy Transition in Taiwan.”

The pin piles will support the jacket foundations and the Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-222 DD wind turbines.

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CDWE, Taiwan’s first offshore wind EPCI contractor, is the Balance of Plant (BoP) contractor for the Hai Long 2 and 3 offshore wind projects.

Back in May, CDWE signed an ECA with CSBC for the fabrication and delivery of pin piles for the 300 MW Hai Long 2a project.

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”We are very glad that CDWE, in close cooperation with the Hai Long team, is moving on a steady pace and on schedule with its procurement program for the Hai long project,” Marco Kanaar, Project Director of CDWE, said.

”In EEW we are confident to have found a strong partner with a vast track record of proven capabilities and skills and we look forward to reaching the next milestone of signing the full fabrication contract and subsequently enter into the execution phase of the project all together.”

The Hai Long wind farm will be built around 50 kilometres off Taiwan’s coast, in water depths of up to 55 metres, and the foundations are being specifically tailored to the characteristics of Taiwan’s seabed and Hai Long wind farm conditions, CDWE said.

Felipe Montero, Project Director of Hai Long Offshore Wind, said: ”The selection of a preferred supplier for our pin piles for HL2B and HL3 is another key milestone achieved in our path towards Financial Close and into execution and we’re delighted to now have EEW as the preferred supplier for this scope. They have an impressive track record and are one of the most respected suppliers of steel structures in offshore wind. With their very strong set up in the APAC region we’re confident they’ll do an excellent job for Hai Long. I’d also like to thank our partner CDWE for their excellent work in securing another key supplier for our project.”

Hai Long Offshore Wind, a consortium comprising the Canada-based independent power producer Northland Power Inc., Yushan Energy Pte., Ltd., and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. is developing the project in three stages, with construction expected to begin in 2023 and commissioning in 2025. Three separate grid allocations include the 300 MW Hai Long 2a, the 232MW Hai Long 2b, and the 512 MW Hai Long 3.

Photo: DEME; Illustration