Jumbo awarded transportation & installation contract for Yunlin WTG foundations offshore Taiwan
Jumbo is proud to announce the 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.
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.
ABOUT WPD AG
Head-quartered in Bremen, Germany, WPD is a global developer and operator of on- and offshore wind farms with more than 2,200 employees active in 21 countries. Over the last 20 years the company has realised more than 2,200 wind generators with a total capacity of 4,450 MW. wpd’s global project pipeline has a volume exceeding 8,725 MW of onshore and 7,250 MW of offshore wind projects. So far, wpd offshore GmbH has achieved permits for 13 offshore wind farms, five (1,300 MW) of which have already been commissioned. In December 2017 wpd’s latest offshore wind farm Nordergründe with a capacity of 111 MW has been connected to the German grid.
Jumbo is an established global enterprise headquartered in the Netherlands with two main divisions, Shipping and Offshore. Jumbo operates a versatile fleet of state-of-the-art heavy lift vessels with lifting capacities from 650 to 3,000 tonnes. With a specialised offshore fleet, Jumbo serves the global offshore energy industry as an offshore installation contractor in the oil and gas, subsea and renewables markets. In relative shallow water environments, Jumbo are experts in the installation of fixed facilities such as piled foundations, templates, conductors, jackets and topsides and wind turbine foundations. In more challenging deep water and ultra-deep water, Jumbo excels in subsea lifting of large and complex structures and foundations, including the provision of complete FPSO Mooring System installations.