James Fisher secures offshore wind farm contract in Taiwan

UK’s James Fisher and Sons says it has been awarded a contract worth over £1 million for the provision of high voltage (HV) specialist personnel and HV safety management services at the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Developed in collaboration with the China Steel Corporation and Danish developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm will comprise of 31 turbines which are set to generate 300MW of renewable electricity, enough to power approximately 300,000 households.

Maida Zahirovic, Head of Renewables at James Fisher, says: “Taiwan has ambitious plans to achieve 20 percent renewable energy generation by 2025, and the growth in its offshore wind industry will play a significant role in this. As with any ambitious growth plan, the journey won’t be without its challenges – but with collaboration across the entire supply chain and experienced industry players, Taiwan will soon enjoy a thriving renewables sector.”.

James Fisher’s Renewables team will securely manage the high voltage network and electrical safety throughout the construction and commissioning phases of the onshore substation and wind turbine generators, spanning approximately 10 months.

James Fisher Renewables has supported 28 projects in the Asia Pacific region to date, including works at The Changfang and Xidao Offshore Wind Project (CFXD), phase II of the Taiwan Power Company (TPCII), Greater Changhua, Formosa 1 and 2 and the Yunlin project, helping accelerate offshore wind development through industry collaboration in the region.