Jumbo Offshore gets a new heavy-lift task at Yunlin offshore wind project

Jumbo Offshore expands Yunlin heavy-lift scope

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Jumbo Offshore, a Jumbo Group company, has a new heavy-lift task at the Yunlin offshore wind farm, to add to the existing scope of work. Previously, the company deployed its heavy-lift vessel Jumbo Javelin to transport and install the project’s transition pieces

Under the new contract awarded by Yunnneg Wind Power Co. (YWPC), Jumbo Offshore will remove monopiles at the Yunlin offshore wind project. These units were installed during an earlier project phase. The units are to be removed approximately 3 metres below mean seabed level. To undertake this scope, Jumbo Offshore will
mobilise the DP2 Heavy-Lift Crane Vessel Fairplayer.

The vessel will be outfitted with an underwater abrasive cutting and lifting tool, as well as, an ROV. With these, the Fairplayer will remove the monopiles in several sections. These will then be lifted into the vessel’s 1,400 square metres cargo hold for transportation to a local Taiwanese port, where the vessel will offload the monopile sections to the quayside.

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Milad Sheikhi, Head of Sales and Business Development at Jumbo Offshore said, “We have been active on the Yunlin OWF project since 2021, carrying out transport and installation of transition pieces and will continue to perform this role in 2024. Being awarded this additional scope shows trust in our performance, project management, engineering and installation capabilities, for which are very grateful to our client.”

Jumbo Offshore gets a new heavy-lift task at Yunlin offshore wind project
Photo: Jumbo Maritime

Brian Boutkan, Manager Commerce at Jumbo Offshore, added, “We are very proud to have been awarded this additional scope of work on the Yunlin OWF project. We see this as a confirmation that Jumbo’s values bring real benefit to our clients. With our client-centric approach, we aim to cooperate with our customers as a partner in all that we do, in order to offer a reliable service that inspires confidence.”

The Yunlin offshore wind farm is developed by YWPC, a joint project company involving Skybporn Renewables, TotalEnergies, Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) and Sojitz Corporation. Located in the Taiwan Strait between 8 to 17 km off Taiwan’s west coast, the 82 square kilometres offshore wind farm will comprise 80 wind turbine generators installed at water depths of between 8 and 35 metres. Once completed, the 640 MW project will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in Taiwan, producing enough clean energy to serve the energy needs of more than 600,000 Taiwanese households.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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