The engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) package management contract for inter-array and export cables at Taipower Offshore Wind Project Phase II (TPC Changhua Phase II) in Taiwan has been awarded to the Netherlands-based CrocWorks.
As disclosed, IX Wind awarded CrocWorks with the contract involving the full scope of EPCI and operation and maintenance of cables at TPC Changhua Phase II for Foxwell Energy, which is said to be the first company in Taiwan to execute a full EPCI contract.
The subsea electrical and communication infrastructure of the Taipower-owned project will consist of almost 60-kilometres of 66kV composite inter-array cables and more than 60 kilometres of 160kV composite export cables.
Tim van Keulen, director at CrocWorks who was appointed the package lead, said: “This award is perfectly in line with the vision and strategy that is set out for CrocWorks. CrocWorks would be able to provide its expertise, knowledge, dedication and resources to further enhance and support the energy transition by creating valuable offshore wind assets for energy production”.
Eric Kamphues, the founder of IX Wind, added that the company had worked with CrockWorks since April 2021 to improve the knowledge basis and prepare the Invitation to Tender of the Submarine Cables for the TPC Offshore Wind Power Generation Phase II Project for Foxwell Energy.
Foxwell Energy, an affiliate of Shinfox, won the tender from Taipower for the development of the TPC Changhua Phase II at a total contract cost of TWD 62.88 billion (EUR 2.02 billion) in June 2020. Shinfox is the renewable energy branch of the Foxlink Group.
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NOTE: The original article has been updated.