James Fisher Renewables wins Formosa 2 contract

EDS HV Group (EDS), part of James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables), has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to provide HV Voltage specialist personnel and High Voltage (HV) safety management services at the
Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. 

Commencement began in mid-2021, and the contract will run for approximately 16 months. EDS will support the management of the high voltage network and the electrical safety during the construction and commissioning phase of the project, followed by transitional support to wind farm operations.

EDS aims to simplify the safety aspects of the project by managing and maintaining a bespoke set of safety rules and procedures which have been developed and authored by EDS. 

Discussing details of the contract Wayne Mulhall, managing director of James Fisher Renewables said: “We are delighted to be in a position to share our years of experience providing high quality electricity network management services to the offshore wind sector at the construction / commissioning phase."

David Orr, commissioning projects business manager, EDS, adds: “It was a real privilege to play such a crucial role at the very start of Taiwan’s journey within offshore wind – this next phase represents an exciting opportunity for the region, and we are looking forward to once more sharing our knowledge and skills with the Taiwanese.”

"We hope to build upon the experience gained during other projects in Taiwan by providing and implementing a robust and safe system of work for the management of electrical operations during construction and commissioning with final handover to the operations and maintenance phase of the project.”

Owned by JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, and Swancor Renewable Energy, Formosa 2 will be one of Taiwan’s largest offshore wind projects. The project is located between four and ten nautical miles off Miaoli County and will consist of 47 turbines each with an 8 MW capacity. With an overall capacity of 376 MW, it is expected to produce enough power for up to 380,000 Taiwanese families with green energy.

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