Jumbo Awarded More Wind Work Offshore Taiwan

Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a contract by Yunneng Wind Power Company (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved transport and installation of the project’s transition pieces.

“We have been active on the Yunlin OWF project since 2021, carrying out transport and installation of transition pieces and will continue to perform this role in 2024,” said Milad Sheikhi, Head of Sales and Business Development at Jumbo Offshore.

Under the amendment, some monopiles, which were installed during an earlier project phase, are to be removed approximately three metres below the mean seabed level. To undertake this scope, Jumbo Offshore will mobilise the DP2 heavy lift crane vessel Fairplayer.

The vessel will be outfitted with an underwater abrasive cutting and lifting tool as well as an ROV. With these, the Fairplayer will remove the monopiles in several sections.

These will then be lifted into the vessel’s 1,400-square-metre cargo hold for transportation to a local Taiwanese port, where the vessel will offload the monopile sections to the quayside.

The 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind farm is developed by YWPC, a joint project company involving Skyborn Renewables, TotalEnergies, Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO), and Sojitz Corporation.


Located in the Taiwan Strait between 8 and 17 kilometres off Taiwan’s west coast, the offshore wind farm will comprise 80 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines installed at water depths of between 8 and 35 metres.

Once completed, the project will be producing enough renewable energy to serve the energy needs of more than 600,000 Taiwanese households.


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