Ramboll scores Zhong Neng design contract

In: Windfarms
China Steel Power Corporation has contracted Ramboll to support engineering design works for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm off Changhua coast in central Taiwan. The 300 MW offshore wind farm is being co-developed by China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Copenhangen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), and is scheduled for completion in 2024.

Ramboll has been commissioned to provide the conceptual, Front End Engineering and Design, and detailed designs for the primary and secondary structure of the jacket foundations, piles, and transition pieces, including parts of the metocean assessment, as well as manufacturing and installation support.

Situated in-between tropics, Taiwan’s offshore waters are exposed to extreme natural forces such as earthquakes, sand waves, and soil liquefaction. This adds complexity to the design and engineering aspects in terms of foundation techniques and installation.

“This project highlights the growing importance of renewables on Taiwan’s agenda and we are honoured that China Steel Power Corporation has chosen us to assist with the design development of the jacket foundations. Resilient and durable design solutions are essential in the harsh offshore environment of Taiwan and we are excited to share our in-depth and unique expertise”, says Andreas Willecke, Head of Department at Ramboll.

Zhong Neng is adjacent to CIP’s ChangFang and Xidao  offshore wind farms where Ramboll has also provided the concept, FEED and detailed design for the offshore jacket foundations. All three offshore wind farms will have a combined capacity of 900MW and will supply approximately 900,000 Taiwanese households with energy.    

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