Jan De Nul drives forward at Formosa 2
Following the award of the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the foundations and subsea cables for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in May 2019, Jan De Nul Group is on track with all project preparations.
Aligning closely with the project financial close, reached by the Client on 29 October, the first milestone achieved by the Jan De Nul project team is the award of the submarine cable supply and foundation fabrication contracts. Formosa 2 will use piled jackets, where Saipem and Sembcorp between them, will fabricate the jackets, and EEW will manufacture the pin piles. In line with Jan De Nul commitments to develop the Asian offshore wind supply chain, all jacket components will be manufactured in Asia providing opportunities for local skills development and manufacturing jobs including within Taiwan.
“We are pleased to announce a positive investment decision and that we are now ready to commence construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm”, says Kimberly Cram, Project Director of Formosa 2. “Once completed the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm will generate enough green electricity to power 380,000 homes. The project represents a significant contribution to Taiwan’s renewable energy targets and we look forward to working closely with our local and international partners to ensure its successful completion.
Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewables at Jan De Nul Group, adds: “The foundation fabrication will start later this year with the first pin piles available in Taiwan by mid-2020. LS Cable will supply the subsea cables and as such, all key suppliers and subcontractors have been secured. We will commence the offshore construction in Spring 2020.
About Formosa 2 OWF Project
Developed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group* and Swancor RenewableEnergy Company Ltd., the 376MW Formosa 2 OWF will have 47 Siemens 8MW turbines on jacket foundations in up to 55m water depth.
Formosa 2 OWF is the third Taiwanese OWF contract for Jan De Nul Group and is three times the capacity of the first two projects, Changhua OWF and the Formosa 1 Phase 2 OWF. Under this contract Jan De Nul Group will be responsible for the foundation design, fabrication and installation, as well as for the design, supply and installation of the subsea cables.
*Macquarie Capital has announced it will now develop and invest in green energy projects in Taiwan through Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) platform. GIG is Macquarie’s global platform for principal investment in the green economy and its mission is to accelerate the transition to a greener global economy. For more information about GIG, please visit www.greeninvestmentgroup.com