James Fisher Awarded £1M Contract at Taiwan Wind farm

An offshore wind farm
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James Fisher and Sons, a UK-based marine service provider, has secured a contract exceeding £1 million ($1.25 million) to deliver high voltage specialist personnel and safety management services for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

The project is a collaborative effort with China Steel Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a prominent Danish developer. The wind farm is set to feature 31 turbines, which will collectively produce 300MW of renewable energy. This output is sufficient to supply power to around 300,000 homes.

The role of James Fisher's Renewables team involves overseeing the high voltage network and ensuring electrical safety throughout the initial construction and commissioning stages of the project’s onshore substation and wind turbine generators. The project duration is expected to be around 10 months.

“Taiwan has ambitious plans to achieve 20% renewable energy generation by 2025, and the growth in its offshore wind industry will play a significant role in this,” Maida Zahirovic, head of renewables at James Fisher, stated.

To date, James Fisher Renewables has contributed to twenty-eight projects within the Asia Pacific region. This includes involvement in several significant projects such as The Changfang and Xidao Offshore Wind Project phase II of the Taiwan Power Company, Greater Changhua, Formosa 1 and 2, and the Yunlin project.