EEW Ready to Dispatch First Pin Piles for Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm
EEW Korea Heavy Pipe Construction (EEW KHPC) has loaded out the first twelve pin piles for the jacket foundations that will be installed at the Hai Long offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The first batch of pin piles, whose load-out took place at the quayside in the port of Gwangyang on 31 January, will soon be shipped to Taiwan’s port of Tainan.
EEW says that the pin pile production at its facility in South Korea is almost completed with the load-out on schedule and the next batch of piles scheduled to be shipped in the upcoming month.
The company is producing 156 pin piles for the 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind farm under a contract signed in October 2022. The production at the EEW KHPC facility in South Korea started in early 2023.
The 1,044 MW Hai Long project comprises two offshore wind farms, the 532 MW Hai Long 2 and the 512 MW Hai Long 3 and is being developed in three phases as Hai Long 2 is further split into two smaller offshore wind farms, the 300 MW Hai Long 2a and the 232 MW Hai Long 2b.
EEW’s contract for the 156 pin piles for the Hai Long project relates to Hai Long 2b and Hai Long 3 offshore wind farms, which have a combined installed capacity of 744 MW.
Hai Long’s Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD wind turbines will be installed on three-legged jacket foundations which, for Hai Long 2b and Hai Long 3 are being manufactured by Samkang M&T and for Hai Long 2a by Century Iron & Steel Industrial (CIS) and Century Wind Power (CWP). The pin piles for the Hai Long 2a part of the project are being delivered by CSBC.
The first pin piles at the Hai Long site, located 50-70 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County, are expected to be installed in March and mark the start of major offshore construction.