JFSE Wraps Up Taiwanese Offshore Wind Project

James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), a part of James Fisher and Sons, has completed its first project in Taiwan.

JFSE deployed the shallow draft Twin R2000 tool to de-bury and retrench a cable for maintenance as part of the Formosa 1 wind farm development for its client, cable lay contractor Woen Jinn Harbor (WJH).

Formosa 1, near Miaoli on the west coast of Taiwan, is a 130MW wind farm and will be the country’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, the company noted.

Lee Cheng-Yu, director at WJH, said: “This was a complex element of the project. We needed to use an M/CFE provider that had a strong track record in the offshore wind farm market so we could fully trust the cables would be protected during the process. The JFSE team and the Twin R2000 provided a fantastic service.

Richard Beattie, regional director Asia Pacific at JFSE, said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed our first project in Taiwan and provided WJH with the perfect solution for its subsea excavation requirements. The Twin R2000’s flexibility to operate in shallow water depths from 1.5m and non-contact method was vital.

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