Changhua 1&2 a substations completed by Singapore crew

In October, two topsides will depart from the yard of Keppel Offshore & Marine towards the project site in Taiwan.

The building of two offshore substations for Orsted’s Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind farms off Taiwan has been completed by Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine.

The topside modules, which weigh over 8000 tonnes in total, are scheduled to leave in late October to be connected with the jacket foundations on site in the Taiwan Straits.

The jacket foundations (shown) were finished earlier in the second quarter of 2021, and Keppel O&M will be responsible for the offshore substations’ integration.

“We are thrilled to support Orsted’s first full-scale offshore wind project in Asia with two significant offshore substations,” said Chris Ong, chief executive officer of Keppel O&M.

“By collaborating closely with Orsted, we were able to come up with win-win solutions to work around the pandemic’s restrictions and assure the project’s safe conclusion.

“This is Keppel O&M’s sixth significant project this year, and it demonstrates our technical knowledge, execution excellence, and how we’ve modified our operations to meet Covid-19’s difficulties.

“Keppel O&M’s shift to renewables is paying off, with S$1.3 billion in offshore wind projects signed in the last three years.

“We have the ability to create solutions across the value chain of offshore renewables, as well as conduct research and development on additional decarbonization technologies like as hydrogen, ammonia, and electrification.

“This is in keeping with Keppel’s Vision 2030, which prioritizes sustainability as a key strategic priority.”

Keppel O&M will undertake testing of the substation systems within its scope after the topside modules have been integrated into the jacket foundations.

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