The joint venture between Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc. (NPI) and Taiwan-based Yushan Energy Co. Ltd. has selected Semco Maritime for an engineering study for the Hai Long offshore wind farm in the Changhua area in Taiwan. The scope of the study comprises optimization of the electrical infrastructure hereunder electrical grid studies, assessment of number of offshore substations, sub-sea cable characteristics, design of preliminary offshore substation substructure and topside layout as well as onshore substation layout. The study will be delivered in cooperation with Taiwanese engineering partners to ensure local requirements are met. The Hai Long projects will have a generating capacity of 1,044 megawatts at two sites off the shore of Changhua County.
“We are very pleased that NPI/Yushan Energy Co. Ltd. has chosen Semco Maritime for this study and we are proud that our services can play a part in helping the Hai Long project with its maturation. We view the Taiwanese market as very promising and we will do our outmost to assist Taiwan with reaching its ambitious 5500 MW offshore wind target by 2025”, says Hasan Jørgensen, Senior Business Development Manager for Taiwan, Semco Maritime.
Semco Maritime has been active since 2016 in the Taiwanese offshore wind market and is building and maintaining alliances with Taiwanese companies to ensure local requirements are met and local jobs are created.
“We work from more than 15 years of experience within offshore wind and our combination of providing services from engineering studies through detailed engineering to procurement and construction as well as service and maintenance makes for a unique full life-cycle offering to the market. We think the initial key to success for offshore wind in Taiwan is to blend our offshore wind experience with the local Taiwanese engineering capabilities and by this establish a self-propelled future for offshore wind in Taiwan”, says Tommy Flindt, Director Technology, Semco Maritime.
“We have selected Semco Maritime as we recognize their capabilities within offshore wind and the success Semco Maritime has shown so far in building alliances with local companies. We believe there could be an opportunity to work closer together beyond the scope of this study”, says Tsung-Hua Chen, CEO, Yushan Energy Co. Ltd.
The electrical engineering study was kicked off March 2018 and will be finalized by June 2018 by the study team located both in Denmark as well as in Taiwan.
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