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Fred Olsen Windcarrier wins first contract in Taiwan

Power News - Published on Thu, 14 Mar 2019

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transport and installation of wind turbines on the Yunlin Offshore Windfarm in Taiwanese waters for their 8MW wind turbines. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will mobilise one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels in Europe during the spring of 2020 which will head to Asia to start working in this emerging market.

Mr Martin Degen, Commercial Manager, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said that “This is a very exciting project as it is the first large transport and installation project in Asia for us. We are glad to have been picked by SGRE as a reliable partner for this new market. The contract will continue to strengthen our relationship with SGRE. We are looking forward to bringing our European experience and capabilities to the project, working with the local supply chain in Taiwan.”

Mr Russell Brice, Head of Marine Operations, SGRE Offshore said that “Taiwan is a strong developing market for SGRE, as such it is essential that we operate with partners who we are sure to bring the right team and the right assets for the job. We are confident that Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will prove themselves with us again. We are looking forward to be working together again, this time for Yunlin.”

For the Yunlin Offshore Windfarm, Fred Olsen Windcarrier aims at engaging various local stakeholders in their scope of work. This may include ship agencies, installation port authorities, steel fabricators, engineering consultancies and R&D and education centres among others.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 14 Mar 2019
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