James Fisher Wins Work on Ørsted’s Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Project

James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables) has partnered with Ho Lung Power Engineering (HLPE) to provide technical support for cable termination and testing (T&T) of Ørsted’s Greater Changhua offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

In the new collaboration, JF Renewables will provide planning, reporting, engineering support/technical review, and skilled labour to complete cable T&T for Greater Changhua.

Technical support began in June which included an assessment of team structure and task timings, logistical planning support, progress rate calculations, fibre optic (FO), installation support, interface management, and operational efficiency analysis.

Offshore operations included T&T consultancy and service of 66kV inter-array cables. The additional scope of work comprised FO and electrical testing pre and post-installation which began in July.

This news follows the recent announcement of the partnership between JF Renewables and HLPE to strengthen localisation in Taiwan.

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Greater Changhua offshore wind farms consist of four wind farm development projects in the Changhua region in Taiwan whose total installed capacity is expected to be 2.4 GW.

The 900 MW Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms are currently under construction, while the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b & 4 are under development.

In August, the 111th and final jacket foundation was installed at the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a project site located 35-50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County.

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The offshore wind farms will feature 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines, the Asia Pacific variant, with the first unit being installed in March by Seajacks Scylla.

A few months later, the wind farm produced its first power after the installation and energisation of the first batch of wind turbines.

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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