Wind turbine installation under way at TPC Changhua offshore Taiwan
Jan De Nul Group’s jack-up vessel Taillevent has installed the first turbine for the Taiwan Power Company’s (TPC) Changhua Phase 1 offshore wind farm project.
With the first wind turbine installation completed, the project team will proceed with the commissioning process, along with the final termination of the subsea cable inside the tower.
Located eight km (5 miles) offshore western Taiwan, the wind farm will comprise of 21 5.2-MW turbines, each installed on a jacket with transition piece and anchored to the seabed by four steel pin piles.
According to Jan De Nul, the wind turbine installation campaign has suffered delays due to restrictions and new regulations implemented by authorities in Taiwan and around the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Consortium partner Hitachi Ltd is in charge of manufacturing, assembly, installation, and other works related to the offshore wind turbines with downwind rotor.
The company pioneered this design by obtaining the Wind Turbine Class T certification, an international standard on wind-resistant design recognising the need in regions subject to frequent typhoons.
Source: Offshore Magazine