HEAVY LOAD: The first locally made barge to service offshore wind farm developers can haul up to 23,000 tonnes and is capable of carrying a complete offshore substation
Date: Jul 16, 2019
By: Kao Shih-ching / Staff reporter
CSBC Corp, Taiwan (CSBC, 台灣國際造船) yesterday launched the CSBC No. 15, the first locally made accommodation barge for offshore wind farms.
The nation’s largest local shipbuilder plans to use the barge to support the offshore wind projects of developers it has partnered with: projects by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S (CIP), and the project codeveloped by Yushan Energy Pte Ltd (玉山能源) and Northland Power Inc (北陸, NPI), CSBC president Tseng Kuo-cheng (曾國正) said.
Its subsidiary CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering Co Ltd (台船環海) last year signed a letter of intent with Yushan and NPI, and would undertake all marine construction for the Hai Long projects, including Hai Long 2A with a power capacity of 300 megawatts (MW), Hai Long 2B with a capacity of 232MW and Hai Long 3 with a capacity of 512MW, Tseng said.
CSBC-DEME in May inked a priority contractor deal with CIP for transporting and installing 62 wind turbine generators for CIP’s Chang Fang (彰芳) and Xidao (西島) projects, Tseng said.