Brave Tern preps for Taiwan work

In: Vessels
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has berthed in the Port of Esbjerg in preparation for its work on the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The vessel previously supported cable operations for Prysmian Group.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has commissioned Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to install its 80 SGRE
SG 8.0-167 DD turbines at the Taiwanese site. The 132 metre vessel Brave Ternwas launched in 2012 prior to its delivery later that year. The vessel is a GustoMSC NG-9000C-HPE design with four 92m legs. Since its delivery, the vessel has worked regularly in the offshore wind market.

Yunlin is one of largest offshore wind farms being developed in Taiwan. It is to be constructed 8km from the coast in the Taiwan strait with a total installed capacity of 640MW. 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.

Earlier this month Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was contracted for the installation of the 589 MW
Changfang and Xidao projects. The company is to install 62 MHI Vestas V174-9.5 MW turbines, with works scheduled to begin in 2022.

For more information on the projects concerned or on the Taiwanese offshore wind market overall,  
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