Jumbo Offshore has recently been awarded a contract by Yunnneg Wind Power Co., Ltd. (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm. The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved transport and installation of the project’s transition pieces.

Under the amendment, some monopiles, which were installed during an earlier project phase, are to be removed approximately 3 metres below mean seabed level. To undertake this scope, Jumbo Offshore will mobilise the DP2 heavy-lift crane vessel Fairplayer.

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Underwater cutting and lifting tool

The vessel will be outfitted with an underwater abrasive cutting and lifting tool as well as an ROV (remotely operated vehicle). With these, the Fairplayer will remove the monopiles in several sections. These will then be lifted into the vessel’s 1400-m2 cargo hold for transportation to a local Taiwanese port, where the vessel will offload the monopile sections to the quayside.

Milad Sheikhi, Head of Sales and Business Development at Jumbo Offshore: ‘We have been active on the Yunlin OWF project since 2021, carrying out transport and installation of transition pieces and will continue to perform this role in 2024. Being awarded this additional scope shows trust in our performance, project management, engineering and installation capabilities, for which are very grateful to our client.’

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Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm

The Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm is developed by YWPC, a joint project company involving Skybporn Renewables, TotalEnergies, Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) and Sojitz Corporation. Located in the Taiwan Strait between 8 to 17 km off Taiwan’s west coast, the 82-km2 offshore wind farm will comprise eighty wind turbine generators installed at water depths of between 8 and 35 metres.

Once completed, the 640-MW project will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in Taiwan, producing enough clean energy to serve the energy needs of more than 600,000 Taiwanese households.

Picture: Jumbo’s DP2 heavy-lift crane vessel Fairplayer (by Jumbo).

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