Oct 24, 2018 Human Rights Comments Off on CSBC, A�rsted to work together on Changhua wind farm project
Taipei, A�rsted Taiwan inked a contract Wednesday with Kaohsiung-based CSBC Corporation to build wind turbine foundation pin-piles at a site off the coast of Changhua County in central Taiwan.
"We will use A�rsted designed Jacket foundations which are tailored to meet the seabed conditions in Taiwan," said Matthias Bausenwein, general manager Asia Pacific A�rsted and chairman of A�rsted Taiwan, at the ceremony.
"Each foundation will be supported by three pin-piles that are driven into the seabed, forming a robust foundation structure to sustain the weight of the tower and wind turbine system," he said.
"We are glad to have found a partner like CSBC, a company that has many years of experience in heavy industry and shipbuilding," he said.
Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (???), who witnessed the signing of the contract, said the deal will boost Taiwan's offshore energy industry.
The administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (???) is promoting an eight-year green energy development plan as one of the projects under its Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan and this involves phasing out nuclear plants by 2025.
The contract marks the start of a partnership between CSBC and A�rsted, meaning CSBC has become an eligible supplier for A�rsted's wind farm projects to be built in Taiwan.
Under the contract, Kaohsiung Harbor will be used by CSBC as a heavy-lift terminal for assembly and temporary storage of the underwater pin-piles. Each one will be 90 meters long with the order involving 20,000 tons of steel.
Taiwan has selected seven companies, including A�rsted, the largest energy company in Denmark, to build 10 offshore wind farms on its western coast with installed capacity of 3,836 megawatts by 2025.
In April 2015, A�rsted won the right to build two offshore wind farms off Changhua -- the 605MW Changhua 1 and the 295 MW Changhua 2.
This year, A�rsted was awarded 900MW and secured a further 920MW in capacity for its wind sites offshore from Changhua County.
Taiwan had offshore wind capacity of 8,000kW in 2017 and is targeting capacity of 5.5GW by 2025.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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