Jumbo has announced a contract award for the transportation and installation of wind turbine generator (WTG) substructures at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Taiwan.
Jumbo was awarded the contract earlier this year by Yunneng Windpower Co., a Taiwanese subsidiary of wpd AG. Jumbo’s scope comprises the transportation of 40 monopiles, 120 monopile sections and 40 transition pieces (TP’s), as well as the offshore installation of 80 TP’s.
Preparation and planning works have already begun, with the first transportation commencing in Q4 2019, and installation scheduled to take place in mid-2020.
The 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind project is the first large multi-megawatt offshore wind project in Taiwan. It will be developed 8km off the Taiwanese west coast and will consist of 80 turbines of the 8MW class provided by Siemens Gamesa.
Jumbo, a leading heavy-lift shipping and offshore installation contractor takes on the following scope of work for the Yunlin OWF:
- Transportation of 40 monopiles, and 120 monopile-sections, from Germany to Taiwan.
- Transportation of 40 transition pieces from The Netherlands to Taiwan.
- Offshore installation of 80 transition pieces (incl. grouting) in Taiwan.
“This is a proud moment for Jumbo. The Yunlin project is the largest single contract we have been awarded in our 50-year history, and it is particularly special as it allows us to combine the strengths of both our Shipping and Offshore divisions. Our specialised teams, together with our partners, will provide a unique integrated T&I solution - from quayside to seabed - for Yunneng," - Michael Kahn, Managing Director, Jumbo
Jumbo will use their K-class and J-class vessels as well as other third-party HLVs and deck carriers for shipping the monopiles, sections and TP’s. They will use their J-class vessels with DP2 capabilities for the installation of the TP’s.