James Fisher Secures Zhong Neng Commissioning Contract Offshore Taiwan

James Fisher and Sons plc (James Fisher) has been awarded a contract for the provision of high voltage (HV) specialist personnel and HV safety management services at the 298 MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Zhong Neng James Fisher
Source: James Fisher and Sons plc

Under the contract, worth over GBP 1 million (approximately EUR 1.17 million), James Fisher’s renewables team will securely manage the high-voltage network and electrical safety throughout the construction and commissioning phases of the onshore substation and wind turbines, spanning about ten months.

Working under a tailored set of safety rules and procedures, James Fisher Renewables will ensure the safe energisation of Zhong Neng’s HV network and a seamless transition for operations in the region, said the UK company.

The 298 MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm is being built some 13 kilometres off Changhua County on the west coast of Taiwan by a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and China Steel Corporation (CSC).

The offshore construction on the project started in March 2023 with the installation of pin piles for the jacket foundations.

Last month, CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) completed the installation of the jacket foundations and the accompanying pin piles.

The Zhong Neng offshore wind farm will comprise 31 Vestas V174-9.6 MW turbines, all of which are scheduled to be in operation in 2024.


“Taiwan has ambitious plans to achieve 20 percent renewable energy generation by 2025, and the growth in its offshore wind industry will play a significant role in this,” said Maida Zahirovic, Head of Renewables at James Fisher

“We’re delighted to be working with Zhong Neng as we continue to champion the expansion of renewables across Taiwan and Asia Pacific more broadly”.

James Fisher has supported twenty-eight projects in the Asia-Pacific region to date, including works at the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project (CFXD), phase II of the Taiwan Power Company (TPCII), Greater Changhua, Formosa 1 and 2, and the Yunlin project.


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