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ALE and Giant Taiwan Team Up on Formosa offshore wind farm

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OilandGasMiddleEast.com

ALE and Giant Taiwan have undertaken a joint venture to provide the onshore handling, transportation, and storage of wind turbine foundations for phase 2 of Taiwans Formosa 1 wind farm project.

This phase is seeing 20 Siemens Gamesa 6 MW wind turbines installed 6 kilometres off Miaoli County in the Taiwan Strait, raising its power generation capability from its current 8MW to 128MW.

ALE Giants scope in the offshore wind energy project included, among others, the transportation and load-out of monopiles from their point of fabrication in Rostock, Germany, the development of earthquake-resilient storage facilities at the Port of Taichung, Taiwan, and the load-in of both monopiles and transition pieces there.

These items are currently in the process of installation by the offshore vessel Seaway Yudin.

By establishing ALE Giant we have fast tracked our localization and have been able to offer ALEs world class services, safety and quality standards while being seen as a local partner from day one, Chris Schraa, director of ALE Taiwan, said.

The total project is scheduled to have a duration of eight months. The Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm is expected to be fully built by the end of the year and fully operational in 2020.

Yannick Sel, director of Global Strategic Sales, said: This is truly a winning combination in which ALE brings its knowledge built up in the offshore wind industry in Europe and Giant complements it with valuable local connections and expertise.

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