CWind Taiwan seals crew transfer vessel charter with Siemens Gamesa
CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between International Ocean Group (IOG) and CWind, part of the Global Marine Group, has entered into 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.
The latest charter will be the third project that Siemens Gamesa has chosen to partner with CWind Taiwan for CTV services. The CTV, named Phenomenon, will be chartered to Siemens Gamesa throughout the project’s wind turbine installation campaign. The ship has also participated in the work of the Yunlin and Changhua wind farm projects.
“CWind Taiwan places great emphasis on not only having the most appropriate CTVs for Taiwan, but also ensuring that our comprehensive vessel sourcing and management service for our key customers is best in class,” said said Ethan Wang, deputy general manager of CWind Taiwan.
CWind Taiwan has established a strong partnership with Siemens Gamesa since the Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm in 2019, followed by a charter for the ongoing construction of the Yunlin Offshore Wind Project in 2020 and 2022. Phenomenonthe greater seating capacity and transit speeds proven here in Taiwan to give us greater maneuverability at sea, helping to ensure on-time project delivery of the turbine installation campaign,” added Niels Steenberg, General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific.