Published: 01 June 2018 01 June 2018
Van Oord has been designated as preferred contractor for a large 640MW offshore wind project in Taiwan. This Yunlin project has a contract value of approximately € 500 million. The Yunlin offshore wind project is being developed by wpd.
Van Oord is responsible for the design, manufacturing and installation of the eighty foundations. Preparations for the wind farm, which will be constructed eight kilometres off the coast of the Yunlin prefecture, starts immediately. Financial Close is expected at the end of 2018. At the start of 2020, the first foundations will be available for installation. The installation period will also take place in 2020. Monopiles, scour protection, transition pieces and turbines will be installed in succession. The Yunlin project is the first Van Oord offshore wind project in Taiwan and also its first wind contract outside Europe.