Siemens Gamesa Charters Marco Polo Marine’s CTVs for Offshore Wind Projects in Taiwan, Korea

Marco Polo Marine’s Taiwanese subsidiary company PKR Offshore has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Gamesa for crew transfer vessels (CTVs) that will serve offshore wind projects in Taiwan and South Korea.

The agreement will go into effect this year, including a CTV charter in Korea that will start in the fourth quarter of this year. The framework agreement has been signed for a period running until 2026, with an option to extend to 2030.

For Siemens Gamesa, the framework agreement also grants access to PKR Offshore’s plan to increase its fleet of CTVs in the coming years which can support Siemens Gamesa’s growing wind turbine fleet in the Asia Pacific region, according to a press release from Marco Polo Marine.

“As we continue to expand our presence in Taiwan, we are dedicated to leveraging the invaluable experience gained in this market to benefit the broader Asia-Pacific region. The framework agreement with Marco Polo Marine enables us to proactively secure vessel capacity, securing the seamless execution of our future construction projects in the regions,” said Wayne Cheng, Marine Asset Manager of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

For Marco Polo Marine and PKR Offshore (former POSH Kerry Renewables), which has been supporting Siemens Gamesa since 2018 on the construction of various offshore wind farms in Taiwan, the new agreement means expanding their footprint beyond their base in Taiwan, including new markets such as Korea and other up-and-coming offshore wind markets in Asia, according to the Singapore-headquarterd company.

“Following our previous successful partnership with Siemens Gamesa in Taiwan, we are proud that Siemens Gamesa has again selected PKRO for this longer-term CTV framework agreement for both Taiwan and Korea, reaffirming their trust in our ability to deliver good quality vessels and excellent operational performance in the offshore wind market,” said Kelvin Teo, Managing Director at PKRO.

“With the accelerating growth of the offshore wind industry, there is a pressing need for more CTVs to facilitate the installation and servicing of offshore wind turbines.”

Siemens Gamesa’s award of the CTV framework agreement to Marc Polo’s PKR Offshore comes shortly after the wind turbine manufacturer signed a 15-year charter contract with Singaporean company Cyan Renewables for its first service operation vessel (SOV) in Asia.

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The contract with Cyan Renewables will begin in 2026 and the SOV will be used to service 73 Siemens Gamesa 14 MW wind turbines at the Hai Long offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

Besides Hai Long, Siemens Gamesa’s turbines are also spinning on Greater Changhua 1 & 2a and Yunlin offshore wind farms in Taiwan. In South Korea, the company’s wind turbines have been selected for the 532 MW Anma offshore wind farm that is planned to go online in 2028.