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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Awarded First Contract in Taiwan 

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Norwegian company, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, has been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transport and installation of their wind turbines on the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm, being developed by Germany’s wpd.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Awarded First Contract in Taiwan 
Courtesy of Fred.Olsen Windcarrier

The 640 MW Yunlin wind power project is set to be developed around six kilometers offshore in the Taiwan Strait and will make use of 80 of Siemens Gamesa’s 8 MW wind turbines, with turbine installation set to begin in 2020.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will mobilize one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels in Europe during the spring of 2020 which will head to Asia to start working in this emerging market.

“This is a very exciting project as it is our first large transport and installation project in Asia. We are glad to have been picked by SGRE as a reliable partner for this new market. We are looking forward to bringing our European experience and capabilities to the project, working with the local supply chain in Taiwan,” said Martin Degen, Commercial Manager, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

“Taiwan is a strong developing market for SGRE, as such it is essential that we operate with partners who we are sure to bring the right team and the right assets for the job. We are looking forward to working with Fred.Olsen again, this time for Yunlin,” commented  Russell Brice, Head of Marine Operations, SGRE Offshore.

For the Yunlin Offshore Windfarm, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier aims at engaging various local stakeholders in their scope of work. This may include ship agencies, installation port authorities, steel fabricators, engineering consultancies and R&D and education centres among others.

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