Seajacks wins Siemens contract for Taiwanese wind farm

Seajacks has conditionally been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transport and installation of 47 wind turbines at the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Formosa 2, developed by Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy, will consist of 47 8MW offshore wind turbines. The installation is scheduled for the summer of 2021 and Seajacks is planning to mobilise “the world’s most capable installation jack up”, the Seajacks Scylla, to execute the job.

The Seajacks Scylla will be the second Seajacks vessel to be deployed to the Asia Pacific region. Sister vessel Seajacks Zaratan is already in Taiwan on a contract with Siemens Gamesa for the installation of 20 6MW turbines at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm.

“We are delighted to have signed a second contract for installation works in Taiwan, which not only highlights Seajacks commitment to the development of offshore wind in Taiwan, but also to the greater Asia Pacific region,” Seajacks COO Sebastian Brooke says.

At the moment the new contract has been conditionally awarded, as Siemens Gamesa has yet to receive the firm order from consortium partners Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy.

Jan de Nul

Belgian offshore contractor Jan de Nul is also involved in the construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm. Mid-June the company announced it has been awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of both foundations and subsea cables for Formosa 2.

Formosa 2 is the third Taiwanese offshore wind farm contract for Jan De Nul Group. The company will be responsible for the foundation design, fabrication and installation, as well as for the design, supply and installation of the subsea cables. The construction works are planned to start in 2020.

“Being awarded the Formosa 2 EPCI contract is a very important next step for Jan De Nul Group in the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. This new contract underlines our commitment to Taiwan and more generally to the Asian region in offshore wind farm and marine construction projects,” Peter De Pooter, manager Offshore Renewables at Jan de Nul said.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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