All Foundations In at Greater Changhua 1 & 2a

The 111th and final jacket foundation has been installed at Ørsted’s 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

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The jackets have been installed by Heerema Marine Contractors’ heavy lift vessel Aegir, which completed the foundation installation on Greater Changhua 2a in May and then moved on to do the same work on Greater Changhua 1.

The final batch of the six foundations that were fully manufactured in Taiwan by Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS) was installed only a few days ago.

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Wind turbine installation work continues at the project site, located 35-50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County.

The first of the 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines, the Asia Pacific variant, was installed in March by Seajacks Scylla.

The wind farm then produced its first power in the second half of April, after the installation and energisation of the first batch of turbines.

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The 605 MW Greater Changhua 1 wind farm is owned by Ørsted (50 per cent), and a consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the Taiwanese private equity fund, Cathay PE (50 per cent).

The 295 MW Changhua 2a is owned solely by Ørsted.

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