Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract
to supply scour protection for the Yunlin
offshore wind farm located off the coast of Taiwan.
The award was made by Yunneng Wind Power Co. Ltd. Boskalis will install
rock on the seabed around the 71 monopile foundations serving as scour
protection. In total 325,000 tons of rock sourced from local quarries in
Taiwan will be installed using a fallpipe vessel. The project is scheduled
to commence early 2020 and is expected to be completed late 2020.
is one of largest offshore wind farms being developed in Taiwan and is
expected to have total capacity of 640 MW. It is 73% owned by wpd and 27%
owned by a Sojitz Corp-led consortium, including The Chugoku Electric Power
Company, Chudenko Corporation, Shikoku Electric Power and JXTG Nippon Oil
& Energy Corporation.
Siemens Gamesa has been named turbine supplier and is to deliver 80 of
wind turbines, which have a rated capacity of 8.0 MW and a rotor
with a 167-metre diameter. Siemens Gamesa is also to support the project
under a 15-year long-term service agreement for the turbines. Offshore
construction is expected to kick off if March 2020.
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