Marine contractor Jan De Nul lays 90km of cables for Taiwanese wind farm

Belgian marine contractor Jan De Nul will lay the cables between the East Asian island nation of Taiwan and the Fengmiao I offshore wind farm. The new cables will bring wind energy generated at the wind farm ashore.

Jan De Nul will install two subsea high-voltage cables, using its cable-laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh. “We will be responsible for transport and installation of the cables, including the protection of crossings with other cables,” the company said in a press release. “The cables have a length of 45km and 44km respectively and weigh more than 8,000 tonnes altogether.”

The project will connect the wind farm to the city of Taichung, in western Taiwan, and thus to the onshore grid. Fengmiao I has a capacity of 500MW, providing power for about half a million households, and is part of the larger Fengmiao wind project, 35km off the coast of Taichung with a total capacity of 1,800MW.

This is the eighth wind farm project in Taiwan that Jan De Nul is contributing to. Worldwide, the company has participated in the construction of more than 60 offshore wind farms.

#FlandersNewsService | Construction of the first wind farm at the sea in Loire-Atlantique, France, in 2022, with a wind turbine installation vessel from Sodraco (Jan De Nul Group) © PHOTO JONCHERAY V/ANDBZ/ABACAPRESS.COM

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