CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between International Ocean Group (IOG) and CWind, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG) has concluded a charter contract with Siemens Gamesa for a crew transfer vessel (CTV) to support the installation of the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1&2a Offshore Wind Farms in 2022.
CWind Taiwan has established a solid partnership with Siemens Gamesa ever since the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in 2019, followed by a charter for the ongoing Yunlin offshore wind project construction in 2020 and 2022. This latest charter will be the third project Siemens Gamesa has chosen to partner with CWind Taiwan for CTV services. The CTV, named “Phenom”, will be chartered to Siemens Gamesa throughout the wind turbine installation campaign of the project. As the first CTV, alongside its sister ship Phoenix, to obtain the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate in Taiwan, Phenom is capable of transferring 15 offshore personnel at once, significantly increasing technician site access and maximizing tight operational windows on this farshore wind farm. Previously, Phenom has also provided assistance for Yunlin and Changhua wind farm project work.
Ethan Wang, Deputy General Manager of CWind Taiwan said: “CWind Taiwan places high importance in not just having the most suitable CTVs for Taiwan, but also in making sure our full service of vessel supply and management for our key clients is best-in-class. We’re delighted that Siemens Gamesa continues to recognize the high standards of service we provide by contracting us for a third successive time in Taiwan. We look forward to continuing to grow the cooperation between our two companies.”
Niels Steenberg, General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific stated: “We’re happy to once again be working with CWind Taiwan for CTV charter services. Their performance on previous charters made it an easy choice to return to them again for the Greater Changhua 1&2a project. We expect Phenom’s higher seating capacity and proven transit speeds here in Taiwan to give us greater workability offshore, helping to ensure on-time project delivery of the turbine installation campaign.”