DNV GL and Sing Da Marine ink jacket foundations deal in Taiwan
DNV GL has signed a contract with Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Steel Corporation (CSC), to provide support for jacket foundation manufacturing for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
DNV GL will provide SDMS with risk mitigation advice around technical, logistical, and quality during its jacket fabrication process.
The deal also supports the government’s localization efforts towards offshore wind project development and building up of the local supply chain.
“DNV GL has been supporting various international and local stakeholders since the offshore wind sector started in Taiwan,” said Minghui Zhang, Head of Section, Renewables Advisory Taiwan at DNV GL – Energy.
“We are excited to bring this knowledge into our partnership with SDMS, and looking forward to supporting more local players and knowledge sharing initiatives to help accelerate the growth of this promising market.”
At the end of last year, Sing Da Marine Structure opened a manufacturing plant for turbine jacket foundations at the Sing Da Harbour in Kaohsiung.
The company is in charge of delivering 56 jacket foundations for Ørsted’s Changhua 1&2a project.