The Dutch maritime service provider Heerema has won a job for the construction of offshore wind farms off the coast of Taiwan. The company transports and installs, among other things, the foundations of more than a hundred wind turbines.
With the work Heerema is contributing to two wind farms at 35 to 60 kilometers off the coast of Changhua province. They are developed by the Danish energy giant Ørsted. In total, the wind turbines must generate 900 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to provide roughly 1 million households in Taiwan with green energy.
In addition to laying foundations, Heerema also installs two so-called substations. They ensure the transport of electricity to the mainland. The company also prepares the seabed for the construction work. The project starts in 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2022. Financial details were not disclosed.