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Load out first jackets for TPC Offshore Wind FarmJan De Nul Group has announced that the first jacket foundations for the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) offshore wind farm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration are ready to leave the South Korean fabrication yard of Samkang.
Jan De Nul Group will transport 21 four-legged jackets from South Korea to the Taiwan offshore site in the coming weeks. The jackets will be shipped in five batches of three to five units on a self-propelled semi-submersible transport vessel. For this overseas transport, Jan De Nul Group has signed a contract with Taiwan based Hung Hua Construction.
The 21 jackets for the TPC Offshore Windfarm measure between 55 m and 62 m in overall length. The jackets include a 7.2 m high Transition Piece (TP) with a diameter of 5.4 m to support towers carrying the 5.2MW turbines. Each jacket also has two davit cranes for cargo hoisting and two boat landings to enable personnel access. The jackets are equipped with specialised offshore accessories such as navigation lights, foghorns, cameras etc.
Upon arrival in Taiwan, the 21 jackets will be custom cleared before travelling to their final destination approximately 8 km off the coast of Fangyuan in Central Western Taiwan, where Jan De Nul Group is responsible for their installation. Each jacket will be anchored to the seabed by four pin piles of 3.1 m diameter each.
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