HAI LONG HAS SELECTED CIS AND CWP THROUGH ITS SUPPLIER CDWE. CDWE IS SIGNING AN EXCLUSIVITY CAPACITY AGREEMENT (ECA) FOR THE PROVISION OF OFFSHORE WIND FARM JACKETS INCLUDING TRANSITION PIECES WITH CIS & CWP FOR THE HAI LONG 2A (300MW) PROJECT IN TAIWAN.
Hai Long Offshore Wind, CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering Co., Ltd. (CDWE), Century Iron & Steel Industrial Co., Ltd. (CIS), and Century Wind Power Co., Ltd. (CWP) had an ECA signing ceremony in Taipei on March 28th, where Hai Long announced that CIS and CWP have been selected by CDWE as the preferred suppliers for the jacket foundations. In 2024, CIS and CWP will supply 21 three-legged jacket foundations to Hai Long 2A project, which is bound by localization requirements. This deal marks the start of the new chapter in Hai Long’s industrial relevance program.
The Hai Long wind farm will be built around 50 kilometers off Taiwan’s coast, in water depths of up to 55 meters, and will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in Taiwan with a total capacity of more than 1 GW.
After two and a half years of careful evaluation in all aspects of potential suppliers, including technical capabilities, track records, business conditions, contract terms, and the certified quality management and HSE system, Hai Long and CDWE finally decided to enter into the partnership with CIS & CWP, which is expected to bring maximum benefits to the project.
In particular, the jacket foundation, to be supplied, is the largest offshore wind turbine foundation to ever be built in Taiwan, that will support the 14MW wind turbines, and be up to 94 meters in height and weighing up to 2,000 tons with all supporting equipment installed.
Stephen Lai, Vice President of CWP says, “We are delighted that CIS and CWP were recognized and selected as partners by Hai Long and CDWE after a two-year tendering process and discussions. Century will supply the foundations for the 14MW wind turbines to Hai Long, which will be the biggest offshore wind foundations at the time and Hai Long will become an iconic project as well as a good basis for the Round 3 projects in Taiwan. Century started to step in the market in 2018. Through the experiences accumulated during these years, we are confident that we will be able to
deliver the project on quality and on time.”
Marco Kanaar, CEO of CDWE, indicates, “We are very glad that CDWE, in close cooperation with the Hai Long team, is still moving at a steady pace and on schedule with Hai Long’s procurement program. We look forward to reaching the next milestone of signing the full fabrication contract with CIS and CWP and subsequently entering the execution phase and jointly making the project a success for Hai Long as well as for the local supply chain.”
Felipe Montero, Project Director of Hai Long says, “We’re delighted to have selected CIS and CWP as the preferred suppliers for this scope for Hai Long. This marks another important milestone of localization that our project has achieved. Despite the big challenges that the localization of these jackets present, we’re confident that CIS and CWP are the right partners for us to deliver on this localization commitment, building
up on their experience with the first projects they’re currently executing.”
With this preferred supplier selection, Hai Long has nearly completed the selection of preferred suppliers for all the main construction contracts and is well on track for achieving financial close and entering the construction phase in the second half of the year.