Ørsted said it has signed a contract with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation (SDMS), a China Steel Corporation (CSC) subsidiary, for the supply 56 jacket foundations for Ørsted’s first 900MW Greater Changhua projects.
During 2020 and 2021 SDMS will supply 56 jacket foundations for Ørsted’s first 900MW Greater Changhua projects to be installed in 2021.
This is Ørsted’s largest jacket foundation contract ever. With respect to delivery in 2020 and 2021, it is also the largest of its kind in the global offshore wind industry and demonstrates Ørsted’s strong commitment to develop Taiwan’s offshore wind supply chain.
SDMS will extend their facilities in Sing Da Harbour in Kaohsiung and have the new factory operational in the first quarter of 2020.
Matthias Bausenwein, Ørsted’s President for Asia Pacific, said: “Foundations are an essential part of building offshore wind power plants in Taiwan, not least due to the extraordinary demanding site conditions in the Taiwan strait. For our Greater Changhua projects, we will have to use Jacket foundations, weighing over 1,100 ton and reaching a height of approximately 75 meters. Such large structures will require outstanding fabrication performance as well as excellence in the execution phase during installation.
“We are very pleased to have found a strong partner who is capable of developing such skills and we look forward to executing our projects, jointly with SDMS, in a brand-new fabrication plant especially designed for manufacturing jacket foundations. Today’s contract is just a beginning of our long-term partnership since SDMS is considered as one of the preferred suppliers for our future projects which will be built in 2025.”