The contracts also include a preferred bidder agreement (PBA) for transportation and installation of wind turbines to the location.

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Image: Officials of CDWE and Zhong Neng signing the contracts. Photo: Courtesy of DEME.

Taiwan based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has signed two contracts with Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office, for the 300MW Taiwanese offshore wind farm Zhong Neng.

The contracts signed by CDWE includes transportation and installation of foundations for the wind farm and preferred bidder agreement (PBA) for transportation and installation of wind turbines to the location.

As part of the localisation policy needed by the Taiwanese government, the Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office has worked closely with CDWE to maximise local content.

CDWE state: “The two contracts signed today mark another milestone in CDWE’s strategy for business diversification and its role as a pioneer and driving force in the localisation of offshore wind developments, making further contributions to Taiwan’s renewable energy potential.”

Zhong Neng offshore wind farm is slated for completion in 2024

Being developed by China Steel, the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm is being planned to be completed in 2024.

CDWE is a joint venture of CSBC and DEME Offshore in Taiwan. In May this year, the joint venture signed PBA to transport and install wind turbines for CIP’s Changfang-Xidao offshore wind farm.

Recently, it has also signed a preferred supplier agreement with Hai Long Offshore Wind for a large-scale balance of plant (BOP) scope in Taiwan.

The Hai Long Project includes Northland Power International (NPI), Yushan Energy Pte Ltd and Mitsui, who have joined hands to develop the Hai Long 2 and 3 wind farms in zones 18 and 19 offshore Changhua.

The agreement with CDWE for the BOP includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the foundations, inter array cables, export cables and transportation and installation of the turbines.

Last month, DEME announced that it had completed installing all the 174 turbines at the 1.2GW Hornsea One offshore wind farm in UK. Owned by Ørsted and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the wind farm is located 120km off the Yorkshire coast in England.

When commissioned, the wind farm will be able to power more than a million UK homes with clean energy.