CIP signs major contract with Bladt in Taiwan

A contract on more than 60 jackets brings the Danish foundations manufacturer one step closed to the South-East Asian offshore wind market in collaboration with a local partner.

Photo: Bladt

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has the foundation in place for its first two offshore farms in Taiwan. The Danish fund has thus signed a contract with Taiwanese manufacturer Century Iron & Steel Industrial (CISI) to deliver more than 60 jacket foundations to projects Changfang and Xidao. However, the contract is conditional on a financial decision on the projects being made.

CIP confirms this to EnergyWatch.

According to Taiwanese media, the contract has a value of TWD 16.5 billion (EUR 465 million).

This also means that Bladt gets a foot through the door in Taiwan. Last year, the Danish foundations manufacturer entered a partnership with CISI, which became further linked in August where it became the joint venture Century Bladt Foundation.

The foundations will carry a total capacity of 600 MW. Taiwanese media quote CIP for saying that the expansion will be connected to expansion of the first 100 MW in 2021 and another 425 MW in 2023, which matches the capacity of the Changfang project, while lastly another 48 MW will be installed in 2024, which is in line with the announced capacity on the Xidao park.

Foundations are among the list of components that must be manufactured locally from 2021 in order to live up to requirements from Taiwanese authorities.

English Edit: Ida Jacobsen

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