James Fisher receives voltage contract at Taiwan wind farm

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James Fisher has been awarded a contract for the provision of high voltage (HV) specialist personnel and HV safety management services. Developed in collaboration with the China Steel Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm will be comprised of 31 turbines that are set to generate 300 MW of renewable electricity, enough to power about 300,000 households.

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 about 10 months.

James Fisher and Sons recently announced a high voltage commissioning contract at Taiwan’s Zhong Neng offshore wind farm. (Courtesy: James Fisher Renewables)

“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,” said Maida Zahirovic, head of renewables at James Fisher. “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.”

“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,” said Emma Su, APAC operations specialist at James Fisher. “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.”

James Fisher Renewables has supported 28 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.

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