Onshore works at Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind project moving full speed ahead
Construction of the onshore substations and transmission system for the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan is moving full speed ahead, according to Ørsted.
Ørsted stated it is working with Star Energy Corporation (SEC), a subsidiary of EPC contractor Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, to implement the highest Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) standards on-site to ensure high performance on health and safety for the workers, as well as high quality of the construction work.
The majority of the onshore civil works for the project’s onshore substations will be completed by the end of the year, while they will be ready to energize by the end of 2021.
“This is our second offshore wind project. The scope and standards are very different from our previous work. The QHSE standards for offshore wind projects are much higher than other construction works in Taiwan,” said SEC Vice President Tom Cheng.
“Through collaborating with Ørsted, we are able to boost our EPC competence in offshore wind substation construction and gain experience, which will lay a strong foundation for us to compete for other offshore wind projects in the future.”
The Danish company is also dedicated to complying with EIA commitments, including having archaeological experts on-site during excavation works and controlling air pollution and noise levels to comply with the Management Regulations for Construction Project Air Pollution Control Facilities and Noise Control Standards.
Ørsted kicked off the construction work of the onshore substations and onshore transmission system in November 2019.
The 900 MW Changhua 1 and 2a project will feature 111 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed on jacket foundations some 35 to 50km off the coast.