Seaway 7 grabs Zhong Neng cable transport and installation job
Seaway 7 has been awarded a contract by China Steel Power Corporation for the transport and installation of the submarine cable system of the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The company said it is the confirmation of a sizeable deal awarded initially in July, 2020.
The award is also confirmed as project developers have reached the final investment decision, and Seaway 7 has added the contract ranging between $50 and $150 million to its backlog. China Steel Power Corporation is a joint venture company between China Steel Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.
The Seaway 7 project scope includes 29 inner array grid cables and 4 landfall export cables of 66kV, totalling around 196 kilometres in length. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, Seaway 7 will also undertake submarine cable route surveys, perform horizontal directional drilling activities, and execute post-lay trenching, termination, jointing and testing services. Offshore installation activities are expected to commence in 2023.
The Zhong Neng offshore wind farm is located approximately 13 kilometres off Changhua County on the west coast of Taiwan. The wind farm will have a capacity of approx. 300 MW, consisting of 31 Vestas 9.6MW wind turbine generators.