Samkang, a Korean fabricator, has won the contract to make Hai Long jackets

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CDWE has chosen a steel expert to provide 52 foundations for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1GW or more.

CDWE, the project’s lead foundations contractor, has chosen Samkang M&T to provide jackets for Northland Power’s 1GW-plus Hai Long 2B & 3 offshore wind project in Taiwan.

The fabricator from South Korea will provide a total of 52 bases.

Each jacket will weigh roughly 2000 tonnes and stand up to 94 meters tall.

The foundations will support Siemens Gamesa 14MW turbines that will be placed 50 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan in 55-meter-deep sea.

“We are really glad to be able to offer jacket foundation to the Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm, which will be the largest in Taiwan,” said Song Moo-suk, chairman of Samkang M&T.

“Again, a very significant major milestone is completed with the selection of Samkang M&T as preferred supplier for the 52 jackets required for the HL 2B and 3 sites,” stated Marco Kanaar, project director of CDWE, a CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering joint venture. We are extremely pleased that CDWE, in close collaboration with the Hai Long team, is keeping its procurement program for the Hai Long project on track and on time.”

“We’re thrilled to have picked Samkang M&T as the preferred supplier for this scope for Hai Long, which is one of the largest contracts for the building of our project and one of the largest contracts for jacket fabrication ever,” said Hai Long project director Felipe Montero. Samkang M&T has shown to be a trustworthy and competitive partner, capable of building the largest and most complicated offshore wind foundations, making them the APAC region’s leader in this technology.”

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By 2026, the wind farm should be completely operational.