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Signing ceremony Changhua OWF Project 30 04 2018 2Jan De Nul Group and Hitachi have announced that they have signed the contract for the manufacturing and installation of 21 5.2MW wind turbines (109.2MW) for the Changhua Offshore Wind Farm Project, which Taiwan Power Company plans to construct off the coast of Fangyuan in Changhua County in Central Western Taiwan.
 
Under the Changhua Offshore Wind Farm Project Jan De Nul will be responsible for the foundation design, fabrication and installation, wind turbine installation, supply and installation of cables off- and onshore as well as for the upgrading of the electrical substation. Hitachi will be in charge of manufacturing, assembly, operation and maintenance (O&M), and other work related to the 21 offshore wind turbines with downwind rotor, each with a generation capacity of 5.2MW. Particular feature of the design is that the foundations are designed to withstand cyclonic waves and winds, and earthquake loads.

Seabed survey and geotechnical investigation will start in May 2018. Manufacturing of the foundations and wind turbines is planned for 2019 in order to deliver them in early 2020. Test operation of the equipment is targeted to start in the summer of 2020, and the completion is scheduled for the end of December of the same year.

The overall project has a value of 25 billion New Taiwan Dollar (approximately. US$ 800 million), of which two-thirds (2/3) of the amount is for Jan De Nul and the remaining one-thirds (1/3) is for Hitachi.
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