Friday 23rd August 2019
CWind Taiwan announced that it has been awarded two Crew Transfer Vessel charters for Formosa 1 wind farm by FOWI and Jan de Nul respectively.
The Formosa 1 project, Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm, is located approximately 2-6 km from shore of Miaoli in the Taiwan Strait. Phase 1 has operated commercially since 2017, with a capacity of 8 MW. While phase 2 is due to be installed during 2019 with a capacity of 120 MW. The Formosa 1 project is currently a joint venture project of Orsted A/S (35%), JERA Co Inc (32.5%), Macquarie Capital Group Ltd (25 %) and Swancor Renewable Energy Co Ltd. (7.5%).
After a successful first three years of performance since 2015, CWind Taiwan and the Taiwan-flagged Ocean Surveyor 3 has been extended by 90 days by FOWI, in support of ongoing phase 1 maintenance requirements.
Aiming to deliver Formosa 1 phase 2 by the end of the year, Jan De Nul have contracted CWind Taiwan’s CWind Phantom, a 27m CTV on charter, supporting their construction of Formosa 1 Phase 2 starting this June.
Increasing their fleet of Taiwan-flagged CTVs, CWind Taiwan is currently shipping CWind Phantom from Europe and will re-flag as a commitment toward industry localisation.
Ethan Wang, CWind Taiwan’s Commercial Director, said: “In this immature but rapidly growing market, the availability of capable vessels, manned by highly skilled crew with local knowledge, is vital to deliver projects successfully. CWind Taiwan has growing access to specialist vessels and experienced local crew and has been serving Formosa I Offshore wind farm since 2015. We look forward to working closely with our partners FOWI and JDN during the second phase of this milestone project.”