Jan De Nul Installs All Formosa 1 Phase 2 Foundations

Jan De Nul has completed the installation of all 20 turbine foundations at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Seaway Yudin began installing the foundations at the beginning of June at the project site some 6km off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait.

Germany’s EEW SPC produced the monopiles and Thailand’s CUEL Limited manufactured the transition pieces.

According to Jan De Nul, the monopiles range from 752t to 1230t, with a maximum diameter of 8.4m and a length ranging from 60.1 to 79.5m, while the transition pieces weigh 465t and consist of five internal platforms, an external platform and boat landing.

To remind, the company won a contract for the design, procurement and installation of the turbine foundations, as well as scour protection and cables, in May last year.

The 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 will comprise 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines scheduled to be operational in 2020.