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Jan De Nul selects Formosa 2 staging post

Jan De Nul will set up a logistics and operations hub for the 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project in the Port of Taichung, Taiwan.

Jan De Nul and a subsidiary of the Taiwan International Port Corporation (TIPC) signed a lease and operating agreement covering a total of around 15 hectares of land.

The area will be used for the handling, assembly, and storage of underwater support elements, and as a staging base for the upcoming work on underwater support structures at Formosa 2.

Jan De Nul is the EPCI contractor for the project’s foundations and subsea cables.

Located between four and ten nautical miles off Miaoli County, Formosa 2 will comprise 47 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed on jacket foundations in water depths of up to 55 metres. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

Jan De Nul selected Saipem and Sembcorp to deliver the pile jacket foundations for the wind farm. The pin piles will be fabricated by EEW SPC.

All of the jacket components will be manufactured in Asia. The jacket foundations will be installed by Seaway 7.

The subsea cables will be manufactured and delivered by South Korea’s LS Cable.

The Formosa 2 wind farm is being developed by a partnership between JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, and Swancor Renewable Energy.

Jan De Nul previously utilised the Port of Taichung as the base of operations for the Formosa 1 project.

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