Solstad scores Taiwanese contract with Ørsted

In: Vessels
Solstad Offshore ASA has signed an agreement with Ørsted for hire of the Normand Jarl to support Ørsted on its Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

The firm period on the contract is 15 months with options to extend the contract with 5×1 months. Commencement of the contract will be during Q2 2021, in Taiwan.

"It is very encouraging, within a short time, to announce our second contract within Offshore Wind in Taiwan. Ørsted is one of the main players in this industry and we are proud to have been selected as their partner on this project,"commented Lars Peder Solstad, CEO Solstad Offshore ASA.

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 2.4GW 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.

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