Fred. Olsen awarded new offshore wind contract in Taiwan
PRESS RELEASE – Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a conditional contract with Liwei Wind Power, a company wholly owned by WPD Group, for the transport and installation of 36 V164-9.7 MW wind turbines on the Guanyin Offshore Windfarm in Taiwanese waters.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will continue to utilise Brave Tern – one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels that arrived in Taiwan in July 2020 to start working on the Asian emerging market. Installation on Guanyin begins in the summer of 2022.
For the Guanyin Offshore Windfarm, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier aims at engaging various local stakeholders in their scope of work. This may include ship agencies, installation port authorities, steel fabricators, engineering consultancies and R&D and education centres among others.
“We are looking forward to bringing our European experience and capabilities to the project, working with the local supply chain in Taiwan”, said Hans Hansen, Regional Manager APAC, Fred. Olsen Ocean.
The Guanyin Offshore Windfarm (350 MW) is located 2 kilometres off the northwest coast of Taiwan. Installation will be carried out during 2022 and when finished, the Guanyin windfarm will supply power to more than 250,000 homes and reduce CO2 emissions with more than 500,000 tonnes per year.