James Fisher Secures Commissioning Contract at Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

James Fisher and Sons plc (James Fisher) has been awarded a contract worth over £1 million for the provision of high voltage (HV) specialist personnel and HV safety management services at the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Developed in collaboration with the China Steel Corporation and leading Danish developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm will comprise of 31 turbines which are set to generate 300MW of renewable electricity, enough to power approximately 300,000 households.

Maida Zahirovic, Head of Renewables at James Fisher, says: “Taiwan has ambitious plans to achieve 20 percent renewable energy generation by 2025, and the growth in its offshore wind industry will play a significant role in this. As with any ambitious growth plan, the journey won’t be without its challenges—but with collaboration across the entire supply chain and experienced industry players, Taiwan will soon enjoy a thriving renewables sector.

“We’re delighted to be working with Zhong Neng as we continue to champion the expansion of renewables across Taiwan and Asia Pacific more broadly.”

James Fisher’s Renewables team will securely manage the high voltage network and electrical safety throughout the construction and commissioning phases of the onshore substation and wind turbine generators, spanning approximately 10 months. Working under a tailored set of safety rules and procedures, James Fisher Renewables will ensure the safe energization of Zhong Neng’s HV network, and a seamless transition for operations in the region.

Emma Su, APAC Operations Specialist at James Fisher Renewables, says:

“This project is another string to our bow within Asia Pacific, and a further signal of our commitment to the growth of renewables in the region. We are dedicated to helping build the foundations to advance Taiwan’s renewable energy landscape, both by bringing our own expertise, and crucially, developing the local workforce and supply chain.

“Our proven and extensive track record of delivering niche expertise for some of the most technically challenging project scopes and our dedication in delivering exceptional safety standards means our team is an ideal fit to deliver installation and commissioning services for this important phase at Zhong Neng.”

James Fisher Renewables has supported twenty-eight projects in the Asia Pacific region to date, including works at The Changfang and Xidao Offshore Wind Project (CFXD), phase II of the Taiwan Power Company (TPCII), Greater Changhua, Formosa 1 and 2 and the Yunlin project, helping accelerate offshore wind development through industry collaboration in the region.

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