Taiwan based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) and the Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office have signed two contracts for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm project. The contracts include transportation and installation of foundations, as well as a Preferred Bidder Agreement (PBA) for transportation and installation of wind turbines.
The 300 MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm, developed by China Steel Corporation, is planned for completion in 2024. In order to implement the localisation policy required by the Taiwanese government, the Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office has worked closely with CDWE, with the aim of maximising local content. China Steel Corporation makes every effort to invest in local wind turbine component production and steel structure fabrication.
CDWE is a joint venture of CSBC and DEME Offshore in Taiwan. CDWE has signed a Preferred Bidder Agreement for the WTG transport and installation scope of CIP’s Changfang-Xidao offshore wind farm in May 2019. Recently CDWE also signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement with Hai Long Offshore Wind for a large-scale Balance of Plant (BOP) scope.
The two contracts signed today mark another milestone in CDWE’s strategy for business diversification and its role as a pioneer and driving force in the localisation of offshore wind developments, making further contributions to Taiwan’s renewable energy potential.
DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. The company can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.
DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, reduction of CO2 emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of natural resources. Although DEME’s activities originated with the core dredging business, the portfolio diversified substantially over the decades, including dredging and land reclamation, solutions for the offshore energy market, infra marine solutions and environmental solutions.
While the company’s roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. DEME can rely on 5,200 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile and modern fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, the company can provide solutions for even the most complex projects.
DEME achieved a turnover of 2.65 billion euros in 2018.