Ørsted inks Taiwanese CTV contracts

In: Vessels
Ørsted has signed crew transfer vessels (CTV) contracts to charter five ships and form a Taiwan-flagged CTV fleet for the construction work of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms.

These CTVs will be owned and operated by Dong Fang Offshore Co., Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of shipping company Hung Hua Construction Co., Ltd, and Ventus Marine Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Taiwan’s Ta Tong Marine Group and Singapore-based PSA Marine, as well as a joint venture of OPUS MARINE and its Taiwan partners.

The CTV fleet will be operational in 2021 and 2022, supporting the offshore installation campaign. The contracts will also generate business for a range of port services, such as berthing, provision supply and fuel bunkering.

Christy Wang, General Manager of Ørsted in Taiwan, said: “The CTV contracts well demonstrate Ørsted’s commitment towards enabling Taiwan vessel suppliers to expand their business in the offshore wind industry. These contracts help the local construction companies build up experience and capabilities in order to enter into future offshore wind project construction business

“Moreover, we are optimistic to see these contracts paving the way to create employment opportunities for local fishermen as well as providing necessary language and crew trainings to help them get ready to work on CTVs in the near future.”

Polin Chen, Managing Director of Dong Fang Offshore Co., Ltd., says: “We are proud that the company was selected by Ørsted to provide CTV services for building the largest Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farms, Greater Changhua 1 & 2a. This demonstrates the incredible opportunities offshore wind can create to invigorate Taiwan’s marine industry. We are looking forward to bringing our reliability and experience to the table to make the construction of this offshore wind farms a huge success.”

Ørsted's Greater
Changhua 1 and 2a are located between 35 and 60 kilometres off the west coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. They will consist of 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-67 DD offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity of 8 MW. Expected to be operational in 2022, the wind farms will have a combined capacity of of approximately 900MW, enough to supply around 1 million Taiwanese households with green power.

Ørsted is developing four offshore wind sites within the Greater Changhua site off Taiwan. With a potential 2.4 GW capacity, the sites are expected to be capable of powering 2.8 million homes in Taiwan. It is also the co-owner of Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project,
Formosa 1, which will be extended from its current 8MW capacity to 128MW in 2019.

For more information on the Taiwanese offshore wind market,
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