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Jumbo Offshore set to start Yunlin monopiles removal

Posted on May 15, 2024

Jumbo Offshore will kick off its work on removing the monopiles at the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. In the coming days, the company’s DP2 heavy-lift crane vessel Fairplayer will commence work. 

Earlier this year, Jumbo Offshore was able to add the monopile removal to its existing scope of work. Under the extended contract awarded by Yunnneg Wind Power Co. (YWPC), Jumbo Offshore will remove monopiles that were installed during an earlier project phase.

The units are to be removed approximately three metres below the mean seabed level.

For the job, Fairplayer is outfitted with an underwater abrasive cutting and lifting tool, as well as, an ROV. With these, the Fairplayer will remove the monopiles in several sections. These will then be lifted into the vessel’s 1,400 square metres cargo hold for transportation to a local Taiwanese port, where the vessel will offload the monopile sections to the quayside.

The Yunlin offshore wind farm is developed by YWPC, a joint project company involving Skybporn Renewables, TotalEnergies, Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) and Sojitz Corporation. Located in the Taiwan Strait between 8 to 17 km off Taiwan’s west coast, the 82 square kilometres offshore wind farm will comprise 80 wind turbine generators installed at water depths of between 8 and 35 metres. Once completed, the 640 MW project will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in Taiwan, producing enough clean energy to serve the energy needs of more than 600,000 Taiwanese households.


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