There is more good news from Orsted’s first large-scale far-shore wind farm located in the outer sea of Changhua. Through the effort of many partners and construction personnel, on June 5th, the 222nd pin pile installation of the offshore wind farm first stage in the southeast and southwest of Greater Changhua was completed and represents the completion of two-thirds of the foundation pile work.
Underwater piles are important pillars supporting giant underwater foundations. Each is about 4 meters in diameter and 80~90 meters in length, equivalent to a 30-story building, and weighs 400 tons. They are carried from Taichung Port by the heavy installation vessel Aegir to the southeast and southwest of Greater Changhua. The first stage offshore wind farm needs to install a total of 333 underwater foundation piles, two-thirds of which have been completed.
Orsted is committed to using the maximum production capacity of local manufacturers. Among the 333 foundation piles used in the first phase of offshore wind sites in the southeast and southwest of Greater Changhua, 210 foundation piles, more than 60% are Made in Taiwan and they are supplied by Taiwanese partners including Century Offshore Wind Power, Formosa Heavy Industries, and CSBC Corp., Taiwan from scratch. This milestone represents years of learning and hard work by Taiwanese suppliers and is also a fruitful result of the cooperation between the parties.