Hai Long Offshore Wind Project has awarded a consortium consisting of Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C a Preferred Supplier Agreement for two offshore substations for the Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3 projects, which will be established off the Taiwanese coast and deliver more than 1 GW of green wind energy when the projects are commissioned in 2025-2026.
The contract represents the largest offshore substations contract awarded in a Taiwanese project to date. It is also the consortium’s first and considered an important strategic breakthrough.
The consortium and ISC Consulting Engineers will execute the project from Q4 2021 with offshore installation planned in 2024 and completion of commissioning in 2026. The contract includes design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the two offshore substations including jackets, which will be manufactured at PTSC M&C’s yard facilities in Vungtau, a port city in south Vietnam, which is the heart of the country’s offshore oil and gas industry.
“We are very pleased that the parties behind Hai Long Offshore Wind Project have awarded us this strategically important order. The order provides us with a solid footprint in the exciting Asian offshore wind market, which is developing at a fast pace. We look forward to working on the exciting Hai Long projects and the strategic cooperation with our consortium partner PTSC M&C and the other sub-contractors,” says Vice President Renewables, Semco Maritime, Frank Holm.
Felipe Montero, Project Director of Hai Long, said “With Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C as preferred suppliers for our offshore substations, we’re certain we’ve found the best possible partners for delivering a hugely important part of our Hai Long projects. The signature of this Preferred Supplier Agreement is another key milestone for Hai Long on the way to Financial Close and into construction and we’re delighted with it and very much looking forward to the journey that we now begin with Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C.”
Semco Maritime will lead the consortium with PTSC M&C and cooperate closely with ISC Consulting Engineers as the primary sub-contractor on the project for Hai Long Offshore Wind Project.
The Hai Long wind farm is established in the Taiwan Strait around 50 kilometers off the coast and will contribute to realizing the Taiwanese government’s ambition of having installed 5.5 GW offshore wind capacity as part of Round 2 to secure a leading position for Taiwan in offshore wind in East Asia.
Hai Long Offshore Wind Project consists of Canadian-based independent power producer Northland Power Inc. (NPI), Yushan Energy Pte., Ltd., and Mitsui & Co., Ltd., who have joined forces to develop the Hai Long 2 and 3 wind farms in zones 18 and 19 offshore Changhua County of Taiwan. The project is one of the biggest offshore wind projects in Taiwan, and the total capacity will exceed 1GW.