First pin piles for Formosa 2 arrive in Taichung

In: FoundationsWindfarms
29/07/2020

Jan De Nul Group has started transportation of pin piles for the
Formosa 2 offshore wind farm. The first batch of 26 pin piles was loaded on the transportation vessel BBC Onyx at EEW SPC’s facilities in South Korea and off-loaded in the project's marshalling port of Taichung in Taiwan.

Jan De Nul Group subcontracted EEW SPC for the supply of all 194 pin piles needed for
Formosa 2. EEW SPC started fabrication in January at three different yards in South Korea and Malaysia. This first pile delivery is one of eight batches in total assigned to BBC Chartering. All the pin piles will be stored in Taichung Port until foundation installation commences later this year.

With Taichung Port being the logistics and operations hub for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project, Jan De Nul Group continues its partnership with Taiwan International Ports Co. Ltd. (TIPC) following the successful cooperation on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 project. For the port operations, Jan De Nul Group collaborates with Belgium-headquartered Sarens and a team of Taiwanese suppliers including its long-standing partner Hung Hua Corporation, Ta Jia International Co. Ltd., Jin An Logistics International Co. Ltd. and the Glory Shipping Agency Corporation.

The project is located between four and ten nautical miles off Miaoli County and is being developed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, JERA and Swancor Renewable Energy Company Ltd. Once fully constructed,
Formosa 2 will be one of Taiwan’s largest offshore wind projects, consisting of 47 turbines each with an 8 MW capacity.  The turbines are to be mounted on jacket foundations in up to 55m water depth. With an overall capacity of 376 MW, it is expected to produce enough to power for up to 380,000 Taiwanese families.

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