Greater Changhua 1 & 2a topsides reach Taiwan on Mighty Servant 3
Topsides for Ørsted’s Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore substations have completed their journey to the Taiwan Straits where they will be integrated with the jacket foundations.
The structures were loaded out at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s yard in Singapore and the shipping data shows that the vessel, Boskalis’ Mighty Servant 3 has already arrived in the Taiwan Straits, just off Taichung City.
Located 35-60 km off the coast of Changhua County, the first large-scale and far shore offshore wind farms in Taiwan is scheduled to be finalised by 2022 and will have a 900 MW capacity.
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has completed the construction of two offshore substations for Ørsted at the end of September. The topside modules have a combined weight of more than 8000 MT. Keppel O&M completed the construction of the jacket foundations earlier in the second quarter of 2021 and will be undertaking the integration work for the offshore substations.
After integration of the topside modules onto the jacket foundations, Keppel O&M will conduct testing of the substation systems within its scope. Expected to withstand the sea and extreme weather conditions at the site, the offshore substations will distribute the energy generated from the offshore wind farm to the onshore substation via subsea cables.