CTCI MAC Wins Pin Pile Contract for Taiwan’s Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm
CTCI Machinery Corporation (CTCI MAC), a subsidiary of CTCI, signed contract on July 17 with China Steel Power Corporation to supply nearly a hundred pin piles for the wind turbines to be installed at Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm off Changhua coast in central Taiwan. Commercial operation of the 300 MW wind farm is expected to begin in 2024, supplying p
This is the third time in two years CTCI MAC has been awarded foundation supply contract for offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Last year, CTCI MAC was contracted to manufacture transition pieces for 40 wind turbines at wpd’s Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm, followed by supplying pin piles to CIP’s Changfang and Xidao Offshore Wind Farm this April.
“CTCI MAC has over 40 years of expertise manufacturing pressure vessels,” CTCI MAC Chairman Yun-Peng Tan says. “Thanks to our previous experience in offshore wind projects, we are now capable of carrying out simultaneous welding tasks with four -SAW welding machines on sections even with various section diameters. Our exceptional performance in welding efficiency and low percentage rate of clip and shave have surpassed European counterparts, according to the German consulting technicians at CTCI MAC plant.”
“CTCI MAC is a reliable partner capable of meeting client needs with flexible production and stable supply, showing professionalism in every aspect, including production planning, quality control, HSE, and transport,” Tan adds.
CTCI MAC Chairman Yun-Peng Tan (left) signs pin pile contract with China Steel Power Corporation CEO Henrik Mørup Lehmann.
Four production lines will be set up at CTCI MAC’s 50,000 m2 Ta-Lin Shop in Kaohsiung’s Nansing Free Trade Zone. The proximity to port will allow efficient sea transportation to offshore sites once pin piles are ready for load out from March 2023 and onwards.
Taiwan aims for 5.5 GW installed offshore wind capacity by 2025, with the majority of wind turbine and foundation components sourced locally. Zong Neng Offshore Wind Farm, which has passed Industrial Development Bureau’s localization review, is committed in delivering all 27 localization items required by Taiwanese government, making it one of the offshore wind farms shouldering the highest level of localization in offshore wind industry. CTCI, Taiwan’s largest turnkey contractor, will continue to strongly support the government’s energy diversification and localization policies by tapping further into wind, solar, biofuel, and natural gas power sectors.
Being the first offshore wind farm with significant ownership by a Taiwanese company, Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm is owned by China Steel Power Corporation, a joint venture by Taiwan’s China Steel Corporation and Denmark’s Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).