EOS and HHC complete foundation transportation for Taipower project

In: Windfarms
Express Offshore Solutions (EOS) and its Taiwanese partner Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd (HHC), have completed the transportation of 84 pin piles for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind farm Phase 1 Project.

The work scope included the transportation to the offshore wind farm site in Taiwan of 80 pin piles from South Korean fabrication yard, and 4 pin piles from steel fabricator Ming Rong Yuan Business Co., Ltd in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The contract scope also included the design and fabrication of grillage, integrated lifting tools, and other barge modifications required for the pin pile transportation. The majority of these works were carried out in Batam, Indonesia, prior to the mobilisation of spreads; and supervised by the project team ensuring compliance with offshore wind standards.

The pin piles were transported on a total of seven voyages by three tug and barge combinations, including EOS’ own 400 x 120 ft barges, the EOS 4001 and EOS 4002, as well as HHC’s 330 ft barge, the DF Buffalo. The barges were towed by EOS’ 105T BP AHT Magellan 1, along with two other 120t BP AHTs operating under the project team, from South Korea to Taiwan. HHC’s AHTs, the Orient No. 8 was on site to assist in Taiwanese waters.

All shore labour and crew were following COVID-19 guidelines. The crew were kept isolated from shore staff to eliminate risk of possible infections.

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