Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm has chosen China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC) to be the supplier for the 63 underwater foundation piles of its 2A wind farm, with the two parties having signed a manufacturing contract at the end of last year. This partnership had once again accomplished a new milestone this month with CSBC starting steel procurement and building a pristine production line, as well as hosting a commencement ceremony on the 10th. The last batch of underwater foundation piles is expected to be delivered during Q3 next year.
Possessing an installed capacity of 1,044MW, the Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm is situated at 50km off the coast of Changhua, with a water depth up to 55m that comes with challenges in installation scale and geological environment. Hai Long, after a comprehensive evaluation, has decided to partner up with CSBC for provision of underwater foundation piles.
Frank Spee, EPCI Director for Hai Long, commented that they are confident on CSBC’s technical capability, and believes that the latter will deliver these foundation piles according to promised schedule and quality. This partnership is not only essential to Hai Long, but also proves that the domestic supply chain is capable of stable provision and attaining its growth indicator.
Wei Cheng-tzu, President of CSBC, commented that the company is equipped with corresponding practical experience, and is confident to deliver the 63 units of underwater foundation piles for Hai Long according to guaranteed schedule and quality. The last batch of foundation piles for this project is scheduled for delivery in Q3 next year. CSBC hopes to work together with Hai Long that will see a synergistic completion of this project.
Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm has a total installed capacity of 1,044MW, and is scheduled for parallel generation between 2025 and 2026. The wind farm, after commercialization, will become the single largest wind farm in the history of Taiwan, and will provide more than 1GW of clean energy for more than one million households.
(Cover photo source: Hai Long)