Heerema signs first wind project in Taiwan

22 July 2019, Leiden, The Netherlands

Heerema Marine Contractors has signed a new contract to support the construction of a wind farm project, this time in Taiwan. Assigned by the Taiwan branch of Jan de Nul, Heerema will take on the installation of 21 jacket foundations (4 legged) for the Changhua project.

The Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project is situated in Taiwanese waters and is a project of the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) and executed by a consortium of Jan de Nul and Hitachi. The installation will take place 8 km off the coast of Changhua county, at a water depth of 18 to 28 meters.

The installation will be done by Heerema’s fast sailing heavy lift vessel “Aegir”. Aegir is capable of executing challenging projects such as these and is perfectly suited to install the 21 foundations in the harsh conditions in which this project takes place. The foundations must be able to withstand extreme Taiwanese circumstances such as earthquakes, typhoons and high waves.

Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors is excited: ‘This is our first contract in Taiwan, thus another major milestone. This Changhua project re-emphasizes Heerema’s commitment to operate in wind projects all over the world and strengthen our position in the Asian offshore wind market.’

Van Brouwershaven praises the hands-on mentality of both Jan de Nul and Heerema contract teams. ‘The willingness to constantly seek cooperation between partners is what drives this team and Heerema as a company. With such a mindset we can jointly achieve anything.’

For Heerema, the offshore phase of this project will start in March 2020 with planned completion in early June 2020.

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