Van Oord has been designated as most popular contractor for the Yunlin undertaking a big 640 MW offshore wind farm in Taiwan. By acquiring this contract, Van Oord has taken a agency first step on the Asian offshore wind market. This Yunlin undertaking has a contract worth of roughly EUR 500 million.
The Yunlin offshore wind undertaking is being developed by the German undertaking developer WPD. Van Oord is liable for the design, manufacturing and set up of the eighty foundations. Preparations for the wind farm, which might be constructed eight kilometres off the coast of the Yunlin prefecture, begins instantly.
The offshore wind technique of Taiwan is pushed by the will to part out nuclear vitality. High wind speeds, manageable distances by way of coastal and water depth and a progressive authorities coverage make offshore wind a lovely vitality various. The intention of the Taiwanese authorities is to put in 5.5 GW of offshore wind initiatives by 2025. The Yunlin undertaking is a part of the Taiwanese authorities’s feed-in tariff (FIT) programme. This signifies that it’s related to the Taiwan community and permits a long-term energy contract of 20 years. In 2020, about 350 MW should be related to the grid, with the remaining half following in 2021.
Financial Close is anticipated on the finish of 2018. At the beginning of 2020, the primary foundations might be accessible for set up. The set up interval may also happen in 2020. Monopiles, scour safety, transition items and generators might be put in in succession.
The Yunlin undertaking is the primary Van Oord offshore wind undertaking in Taiwan and likewise its first wind contract outdoors Europe. However, Taiwan is acquainted territory attributable to earlier dredging and offshore initiatives. At the top of 2017, Van Oord accomplished certainly one of Taiwan’s largest land reclamation initiatives. With the creation of 250 hectares of recent land within the Port of Kaohsiung, Van Oord made a constructive contribution to the financial growth of the nation, on account of which Van Oord acquired the Golden Quality Award. This award is a crucial recognition from the Public Construction Commission of the Taiwanese authorities. (Source: Van Oord)
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