Jan De Nul’s Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Taillevent efficiently put in for Taiwan Power Company (TPC) the very first Hitachi turbine onto its jacket basis.
With the primary wind turbine set up accomplished, the undertaking staff will proceed with the commissioning course of, together with the ultimate termination of the subsea cable contained in the tower.
The TPC Offshore Wind Farm close to Fangyuan, eight kilometres off the West coast of Taiwan, will comprise in complete 21 items of 5.2 MW wind generators, every put in on a jacket with transition piece, anchored to the seabed by 4 metal pin piles.
“The profitable set up of the primary wind turbine on TPC’s first offshore wind farm is a exceptional achievement and the results of the nice cooperation between Jan De Nul and Hitachi. We by no means overlooked our targets, even in these unprecedented COVID-19 occasions. We sit up for producing inexperienced power in Taiwan”, says Philippe Hutse, Director Offshore Division at Jan De Nul Group.
The undertaking, particularly the wind turbine set up marketing campaign, has suffered vital delays resulting from restrictions and new rules applied by authorities in Taiwan and across the globe on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The generators are being put in by the Taillevent, particularly designed for the transport and set up of offshore wind generators and foundations. The vessel measures roughly 140 m in size and is provided with six spuds. She has an on-board crane with a lifting capability of 1,000 tonnes and an auxiliary crane of 50 tonnes.
Jan De Nul Group began the development works for the offshore wind farm again in September 2018 with the preparatory onshore cable duct set up works to attach the present onshore sub-station to the cable interface close to shore.
In 2019, fabrication of the completely different parts had been initiated. In April 2020, the primary basis parts had been readied for transportation from the South Korean fabrication yards to the offshore windfarm space.
In June 2020, Jan De Nul Group put in the primary pin piles and related the primary export cable to shore. And by early August, Jan De Nul Group put in and anchored the very first jacket basis to the seabed.
Jan De Nul Group is chargeable for the design, fabrication and set up of the foundations, the supply of the offshore vessel for the set up of the wind generators, the provision and set up of the cables off- and onshore in addition to upgrading substation. Hitachi Ltd. is in control of manufacturing, meeting, set up and different works associated to the offshore wind generators with downwind rotor.
(Source and picture: Jean DE Nul – set up vessel Taillevent)
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