New turbines for offshore wind farm

Paul Boughton

From June 2016, A2SEA will play a key role in installing two foundations and two turbines on the Taiwanese project Formosa 1 for Swancor/Formosa Wind Power.

On 29 September 2015, A2SEA signed the contract to install two foundations and two Siemens 4MW turbines on the Taiwanese project Formosa 1. The vessel M/V TORBEN, formally known as Friedrich Ernestine, owned by RWE, will install the foundations and turbines. A2SEA will have ship management and operation of the vessel with its own crew on board.

The two turbines are the first phase in creating the Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm. The entire project consists of 32 turbines, with the second phase being constructed in 2018/2019.

Jens Frederik Hansen, A2SEA’s CEO, comments: “We are very proud to be the first European offshore wind contractor to install turbines in Asia. It is an important step for our company. A great part of the future of offshore wind lies in Asia and therefore, naturally, it is a very important step for the continuous evolvement and growth of our company. I am confident that our experienced crew both on board the vessel and in the office will perform well and live up to the expectations of our clients.”

The Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm is expected to deliver its first electricity by the end of 2016, providing green energy to the Taiwanese electricity grid.

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