Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a conditional contract with Liwei Wind Power Co. Ltd., a company wholly owned by wpd Group, for the transport and installation of 36 V164-9,722MW wind turbines on the Guanyin Offshore Windfarm in Taiwanese waters.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will continue to utilise Brave Tern – one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels that arrived in Taiwan in July 2020 to start working on the Asian emerging market. Installation on Guanyin begins in the summer of 2022.
”It has been important for us to partner up with an experienced T&I contractor for the new and growing Taiwanese market. We look forward to working with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier on this project”, said Achim Berge Olsen, COO, wpd AG.
Martin Degen, Commercial Manager at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier added: “This is a very exciting success for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier as it shows the continuous local trust in our services. We are glad to have been picked by Liwei Wind Power Co. Ltd. as a reliable partner.”
For the Guanyin Offshore Windfarm, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier aims at engaging various local stakeholders in their scope of work. This may include ship agencies, installation port authorities, steel fabricators, engineering consultancies and R&D and education centres among others.
“We are looking forward to bringing our European experience and capabilities to the project, working with the local supply chain in Taiwan”, said Hans Hansen, Regional Manager APAC, Fred. Olsen Ocean.
Guanyin Offshore Windfarm
The Guanyin Offshore Windfarm (350 MW) is located approx. 2 kilometres off the northwest coast of Taiwan. Installation will be carried out during 2022 and when finished, the Guanyin windfarm will supply power to more than 250.000 homes and reduce CO2 emissions with more than 500.000 tonnes per year.