LOC Renewables has been contracted through Longitude Engineering to undertake a month-long feasibility study on behalf of Taiwanese subsea cable installer, Woen Jinn Harbor Engineering.
The agreement will see the Longitude team assess a cable lay barge for Woen Jinn and advise on the specifications and conversion work required to fit the barge for offshore wind operations.
Taiwan is aiming to develop 3GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
LOC Renewables signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with four regional partners, outlining its intention to further offshore wind farm development and construction in Taiwan. This feasibility study will now see Longitude identify the cable lay barge specifications required for Taiwanese offshore wind farms, and advise on the upgrades required to meet these.
In addition to better quantifying the scope of conversion work required to prepare Woen Jinn’s flagship cable installation barge, the WJ No. 5, for the offshore wind market, Longitude will provide ongoing support during the barge’s operation life. Longitude is also working with Woen Jinn to determine its role as owners’ engineer, during the necessary design engineering to convert the cable lay barge to a fit-for-purpose vessel.