Palfinger Receives Crane Order for 1 GW Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farm

Palfinger has signed a contract to deliver an equipment package for two substations at the 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

The substations will be equipped with two stiff boom cranes with an outreach of 26 metres, four life raft davits and four fixed boom cranes, with the latter to be used to lift materials and tools from a crew transfer vessel (CTV) onto the offshore substation.

The cranes come with Palfinger’s control system, enabling wireless operation using a remote control, which displays all relevant information on a screen and, at the same time, reduces risks while handling loads, the company says.

For Palfinger, this is the second wind farm project in Taiwan that will use its equipment on substations and the fifth project in Taiwan for which the Austria-based company will provide its solutions.

The 1,044 MW Hai Long, located 50-70 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County, will comprise 73 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD wind turbines and two offshore substations which will be delivered by the consortium of Semco Maritime and PTSC Mechanical & Construction (PTSC M&C).

Hai Long 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.

Offshore construction at the Taiwanese project site is expected to start soon with the installation of pin piles for the project’s jacket foundations.

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Expected to be commissioned in 2025/2026, Hai Long is owned and developed by Hai Long Offshore Wind, a consortium comprising Northland Power, Yushan Energy, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and Gentari.


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