Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Shimuzu to take charge of Yunlin OWF monopile installation – Heavy Lift News
1 Sep 2023

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Shimuzu to take charge of Yunlin OWF monopile installation

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, in the cooperative relationship with Japanese engineering and construction company Shimizu Corporation, has been contracted to transport and install monopile foundations for the 640 MW Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm off the west side of central Taiwan. They will use Shimuzu’s Jack-Up vessel Blue Wind.

The operations will start in February 2024 and the total duration of the project is estimated to be 200 days. FOWIC will in corporation with Shimizu make use of the Jack-up vessel Blue Wind for the project. When fully operational this highly important project in Taiwan will have a capacity to create up to 640 MW green energy equivalent of more 600,000 Taiwan households and be another important step towards a fully green energy future in Taiwan.

“We are extremely proud to be awarded the transport and installation contract with Shimizu. This contract demonstrates our commitment to offshore wind development in APAC as a region and to our partnership with Shimizu. We look forward to executing this project together with Shimizu and all the local stakeholders and suppliers on the project” says Alexandra Koefoed CEO at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier made partnership with Shimizu Corp. in 2021 to strengthen their position in the offshore wind industry in the APAC region. Both companies have a background in civil engineering and offshore & marine construction, which gives a unique possibility to combine their values and performance.

Together, FOWIC and Shimizu capitalize on a versatile jack up vessel fleet, while making use of a larger pool of market knowledge and project execution experience.

“We’re happy for the chance to contribute with our joint capabilities to the Yunlin offshore wind project and to the APAC renewable energy overall” continues Alexandra Koefoed.

The vessel is currently engaged in the Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Farm project, one of the largest commercial offshore wind farms in Japan with 14 8MW wind turbines. The vessel will start preparation for Yunlin from December 2023. Source: FOWIC

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