On January 31, the load-out of the first 12 pin piles for the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan took place on BigLift Shipping’s vessel Happy Buccaneer at the quayside in the port of Gwangyang, South Korea. The pin piles are to be shipped to the port of Tainan in Taiwan, where they will be further processed to the installation area of the Hai Long Offshore Wind project.
The Hai Long Offshore Wind Project, consisting of Hai Long No. 2 and No. 3 wind farms, will have a total installed capacity of 1,022 MW. The project is jointly developed by Northland Power Inc., Yushan Energy Pte. Ltd. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Hai Long will play an important role in helping Taiwan achieve its renewable energy target of 15 GW of offshore wind to be constructed between 2026 and 2035.
In 2022, Hai Long Offshore Wind Project has signed a contract with EEW Korea Heavy Pipe Construction (EEW KHPC) to supply a total of 156 pin piles for the Hai Long 2B and 3 offshore wind projects in Taiwan, for an installed capacity of 744 MW to support the jacket foundations of the 14MW wind turbines. The pin plies have been specifically tailored to accommodate the characteristics of Taiwan’s seabed and the conditions of Hai Long wind farms, which are located around 50 kilometers off Taiwan’s west coast, in water depths of up to 55 meters.
According to EEW KHPC, the production is almost completed and the load-out is on schedule. The next piles will be shipped in the upcoming month. A total of 156 pin piles will be transferred from Gwangyang port to Taiwan. Source: EEW KHPC/Hai Long Images: EEW Group