CWind Phantom gets a new haunt

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CWind Taiwan has won a contract from wpd to provide a crew transfer vessel (CTV) at the
Yunlin offshore wind farm. The wind farm enetered its two-year construction phase in June.

CWind has previously performed bathymetry surveys for the wind farm. Its CTV
CWind Phantom will support the crew transfer for construction works at the 80-turbine site. CWind Phantom was reflagged in 2019 by CWind Taiwan and has subsequently been active.

“We’ve been supporting wpd in their GuanYin and Yunlin projects since 2018", said Ethan Wang, Commercial Director at CWind Taiwan, "and we’re pleased to continue to provide critical services to the customer with this additional scope of work. It is both a great honour that our fleet and crew are widely recognised by our clients and a ringing endorsement of our decision to provide market-leading, fully localised solutions to the Taiwanese offshore wind industry."

Once completed in 2021, the 640 MW
Yunlin will be the largest single offshore wind farm in the Asia-Pacific region. It is also one of the firstoffshore wind farms in Taiwan with locally-sourced components.

It is to be constructed 8 km from the coast in the Taiwan strait, with a total installed capacity of 640 MW. It will feature 80 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines. The first half of the turbines will be commissioned by 2020 and the other half in 2021. The purpose of this project is to alleviate power shortages resulting from the scheduled shutdown of several nuclear power plants. It is expected to power up to 640,000 households in Taiwan annually.

The image shows CWind Phantom working at Formosa 1.

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