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Siemens Gamesa Awards First SOV Contract in Asia to Cyan Renewables

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has awarded a 15-year charter contract to Cyan Renewables for its first SOV in Asia. The contract will begin in 2026 and the SOV will be used to service seventy-three SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines in Hai Long offshore wind farms, located about 50km off the coast of Changhua County in Taiwan. As one of the largest offshore wind farms in Taiwan with a total installed capacity of 1,044MW, the project is expected to power more than one million households.

As Asia’s first dedicated offshore wind vessel operator, Cyan Renewables will equip the SOV with state-of-the-art technology, such as Siemens’ BlueDrive PlusC propulsion system, for optimal energy efficiency while minimising its environmental footprint. The vessel will also be designed to ensure the safe transportation of service technicians all year round to maintain the giant offshore wind turbines, each featuring a 222-metre diameter rotor and 108-metre blade length. The construction of the SOV is expected to begin in Q1 2024.

Along with Siemens Gamesa’s deep engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology in installing and servicing offshore wind turbines, this contract leverages Cyan Renewables’ extensive local network and vessel portfolio to facilitate a safe and smooth maintenance process. This will serve to uphold the operational efficiency of the offshore wind turbines in Hai Long offshore wind farms for the next 15 years.

Henrik Schmidt, Head of O&M Services of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific, said, “Cyan Renewables has produced a comprehensive proposal that not only focuses on energy efficiency, but also on local talent development, which is critical to the Hai Long offshore wind projects in Taiwan. With their extensive local content knowledge and vessel operational expertise, we look forward to seeing our first SOV in Asia take shape in the coming years.”

Lee Keng Lin, Founding CEO, Cyan Renewables, said, “We are grateful for this opportunity to build SGRE’s first SOV in Asia. It is an affirmation of our operational excellence and our consistent efforts in local content development. This contract also represents a significant milestone for Cyan Renewables as we work towards building up our vessel capacity to support the global offshore wind industry, thereby facilitating the world’s transition to a greener and more sustainable future.”

James Chern, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Seraya Partners, said, “We are proud that Cyan Renewables has clinched the contract to build SGRE’s first SOV in Asia. With the accelerating growth of the offshore wind industry, there is a pressing need for more technically advanced support vessels with high fuel efficiency to facilitate the installation and servicing of large offshore wind turbines. We look forward to seeing Cyan Renewables’ growing fleet that will serve to meet the demands of the global energy transition.”

This is a follow-on collaboration between Siemens Gamesa and Cyan Renewables. Since July 2023, Cyan Renewables has been supporting SGRE in maintaining three offshore wind farms in Belgium with its purpose-built SOV, Groenewind. Harnessing the strengths of both companies, this contract will deepen the continuing relationship between Siemens Gamesa and Cyan Renewables, paving the way for future partnerships to support the global offshore wind industry.

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