Dutch marine contractor Van Oord wins Taiwanese offshore wind farm contract

Dutch marine contractor Van Oord won a 500 million euros (USD 579 million) contract to build a 640 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Van Oord will design, manufacture and install the eighty foundations for the wind farm, to be constructed eight kilometers (5 miles) off the coast of Yunlin prefecture.

The installation will begin in 2020, Van Oord said, with a capacity of 350 MW connected to the Taiwan power grid that year and the remaining part in 2021.

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