DNV scores contract for Taipower wind farm

In: Windfarms
23/03/2021

DNV has signed a USD 17.7 million contract to be the Owner’s Engineer for
Taipower Offshore Wind Project Phase II (Changhua Phase II) in Taiwan.

The work scope, lasting into the second half of 2025, will see DNV support project engineering reviews and marine coordination during wind farm construction. The scope over the project life cycle right through to commissioning includes design review, fabrication assurance, and construction assurance. Detailed design of the 31-turbine project is due this year, with the wind farm scheduled to be online by autumn 2025.

“Our journey with DNV began several years ago. Drawing on both organizations’ rich culture and technical expertise, we are set up to contribute to the growth of Taiwan’s clean and green future,” said Tsao-Hua Hsu, Vice President for Renewables at Taipower. “This is a true testimony to the partnership of two organizations sharing the same objectives for this market. Taipower and DNV are fully committed to the Taiwan government’s efforts to promote localization and build local capabilities.”

Brice Le Gallo, Regional Director for APAC, Energy Systems at DNV, said: “This win is a great example of why we decided to merge the expertise of DNV’s energy and oil and gas organizations. It makes us uniquely positioned to support both offshore project engineering activities and marine coordination work, thereby ensuring smooth project implementation. Our broad expertise helped secure what is the largest-ever offshore engineering project for the power and renewables side of DNV.”

DNV stated that it is assisting several local Taiwan firms, including GIBSIN, to be ready to benefit from renewables expansion. This support includes providing know-how on state-of-the-art construction, gained from DNV’s work with energy systems customers globally.

Minghui Zhang, Head of Section Taiwan for Renewables Advisory at DNV said: “We are committed to help local developers in Taiwan and elsewhere assess the risks and to assist local stakeholders to achieve their renewable energy goals. In our experience, partnering with local companies can eliminate some uncertainties in local business environments.

“Lessons from building and installing offshore wind farms globally, and from developing ports and infrastructure for seamless execution, can help to streamline such projects. This will be useful in spearheading the regional offshore wind markets development – such as in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam – which DNV’s team are already supporting,” Zhang concluded.



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