Published: 05 December 2018 05 December 2018
Palfinger Marine has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa for the delivery of 20 PF9000-2.9 boom cranes to the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power plant to be located in Taiwan.
The wind power plant, with a capacity of 120MW, consists of 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines. Each wind turbine platform will be equipped with one of Palfinger Marine’s fixed boom cranes. Delivery of all cranes is scheduled for end this year. Final offshore commissioning will take place on site in Taiwan’s Formosa Strait, with operations planned to start in September 2019. Prior to this, the company delivered two prototypes (PF8000-2.6) for the pilot project Formosa 1 Phase 1 offshore wind power plant. This project features two SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines, and has been in operation since 2017.