CTCI MAC delivers 48 Pin Piles for CFXD Offshore Wind Farm ahead of schedule
By WindTAIWAN / 2021-06-02
CIP announces that CTCI MAC has delivered first batch of pin piles
CIP announced that its local supplier CTCI Machinery Corporation (CTCI MAC), a CTCI subsidiary company has completed the manufacturing and passed acceptance inspection on completion of all 48 pin piles contracted for Changfang & Xidao (CFXD) Offshore Wind Farm Phase 1 in Taiwan, the batch of pin pile is delivered one and half months ahead of schedule. With CTCI MAC's efficiency and quality work, it is expected that CXFD could very well be ready for marine construction this June and complete first-phase offshore turbine installation by June 2022. The CFXD Offshore Wind Farm in total will have a capacity of 600 MW providing enough green energy to power 600,000 Taiwanese households.
Yun-Peng Tan, CTCI MAC Chairman, says: “It takes careful planning and trial manufacturing to provide such large number of pin piles in a short timeframe. We used multiple submerged arc-welding machines simultaneously to greatly cut manufacturing time. We have earned praise from the client for our efficient and quality work, and are confident to deliver the second-phase pin piles on schedule and with impeccable quality, thanks to the mature skills and experiences that we now have.”
“CFXD is the first offshore wind farm in Taiwan that fully sources its pin piles from local companies,” says Marina Hsu, Managing Director at CI Wind Power Development Taiwan, the developer of CFXD Project. “CTCI MAC’s performance is simply remarkable.”
According to Dennis Sanou, CEO of CFXD Offshore Wind Farm, “CTCI MAC has set an important milestone for the offshore wind power development in Taiwan by completing pin piles ahead of schedule. It means that this new supply chain has been able to speed up their learning curve from orders that enjoy economies of scale.”
CTCI MAC is responsible for the manufacture of 117 among 186 pin piles in the 600-MW CFXD Offshore Wind Farm, which will see 62 offshore wind turbines. Once the wind farm fully comes online in 2023, it will generate renewable energy enough to power 600,000 households in Taiwan, helping the nation come a step closer to its energy transition goal.
Besides the 48 pin piles completed in this project so far, CTCI MAC has previously completed transition pieces for Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm.