Jan De Nul Group’s Cable Laying Vessel Willem de Vlamingh has efficiently put in the three export cables on the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm in Taiwan.
As a part of Jan De Nul Group’s EPCI contract for constructing of the general Balance of Plant, Jan De Nul Group mobilised its Cable Laying Vessel Willem de Vlamingh to put in the 17 inter array and three export cables.
These three export cables have been efficiently put in inside one week. Thanks to its shallow draft design, the Willem de Vlamingh was capable of place in water depths of no more than 7 metres, thus limiting the shore pull distance to round 1,750 metres. At the seashore touchdown, the cables have been pulled by three HDD ducts into the transition joint bays. The Willem de Vlamingh can also be performing as Trenching Support Vessel for the jet-trenching of each the export in addition to the inter array cables.
For the set up of the export cables, Jan De Nul Group relied on its native provide chain community for the efficiency of the seashore pull help works together with set up of the HDD ducts, dive assist and provide and operation of the assist vessels.
About the Formosa 1 Phase 2 OWF
The wind farm is owned by Formosa I Wind Power Co. Ltd., a partnership of Orsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%) and Swancor Holding (7.5%).
The offshore wind farm is situated round six kilometres off the west coast of the Miaoli district within the Taiwan Strait, with water depths ranging between 15 and 30 metres. The authentic demonstrator undertaking, comprising two wind generators with a complete capability of 8MW, is presently being prolonged. This second section will add 20 offshore wind generators with a complete capability of 120MW to Formosa 1’s present 8MW capability. Formosa 1 would be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan earlier than 2020.
(Source and picture: Jan De Nul)
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