Offshore wind farm Changhua, Taiwan
The 110 MW wind farm off the coast of Taiwan, for client Taiwan Power Company, was the first offshore wind project outside Europe for Jan De Nul Group. Works started in 2018. The Changhua offshore wind farm will consist of 21 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 5.2 MW each. JV Partner Hitachi supplied these turbines.
On land, the cables for the wind project were laid in a 13-kilometre-long trench through urban areas. They connect the existing substation on land with the connection point on the coast. In 2020, the sub-sea cable was connected to this connection point, linking the wind farm with the mainland. Jan De Nul Group’s contract for this project includes the design, manufacturing and installation of the complete wind farm. Jan De Nul Group takes care of the foundations, all offshore and onshore cables, upgrading the electrical installations and the transformer statin and installing the wind turbines. JV Partner Hitachi builds and supplies 21 type HTW5.2-127 turbines. The handover of this project is expected by mid-2021. Then, Jan De Nul Group will operate and take care of maintenance of the wind farm for a 5-year period.