Keppel to deliver offshore wind farm substations to Ørsted in Taiwan

  • May 14, 2019
  • Power Technology

Keppel FELS has secured a contract from Danish renewable energy company Ørsted to support its Greater Changhua projects in Taiwan.

As part of a contract worth $109m (S$150m), Keppel FELS will deliver two offshore wind farm substations with 600MW capacity. The substations will be deployed in Ørsted’s Greater Changhua offshore wind sites in Taiwan, which have a potential capacity of 2.4GW.

Keppel will also provide detailed engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), testing and commissioning for the two offshore wind farm substations.

Keppel O&M (Offshore) executive director Tan Leong Peng said: “This project bears testament to the trust and confidence that industry frontrunners such as Ørsted have in Keppel O&M’s expertise and experience.

“We are glad to embark on this project for Ørsted and are committed to ensuring that the project is delivered safely, on time and to high customer satisfaction. Offshore wind energy continues to gain traction around the world, and a large number of wind farms are under planning and construction.

“We have been able to leverage and extend our capabilities in offshore engineering and construction to provide services and solutions for this fast-growing adjacent sector, supporting the evolving needs of the energy industry.”

The company intends to complete the project by the third quarter of 2021. The Taiwanese Government aims to reach a goal of 5.5GW of installed capacity for offshore wind by 2025 and an indicative target of 10-17GW by 2030.

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