Hai Long Project (2a, 2b and 3)
Taiwan: 1044 MW capacity offshore
In 2018 the Taiwan Bureau of Energy awarded 300 MWs (Hai Long 2a) and later that year another 744 MWs of capacity (Hai Long 2b and 3) for commercial operation in 2024 and later. The offshore positions were all 3 awarded to a joint development of Canada-based Northland Power Inc and Yushan Energy Co Ltd from Taiwan.
Since 2018 BLIX has been working on Contract and Balance-of-Plant (BOP) management in Taiwan on behalf of Northland Power. In October 2019 a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) was signed with Taiwan-based CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) for the Balance of Plant scope for Hai Long 2a.
By securing the PSA with CDWE, parties are able to jointly develop the project and optimize use of the local supply chain in Taiwan until Financial Close. Offshore installation works are expected to begin in 2023.
Role of BLIX in the project
Within the project BLIX is responsible for overall management of the BOP Package, consisting of the Engineering Procurement Construction Installation (EPCI) for the foundations, inter-array and export cables, and transportation and installation of wind turbines and offshore substation (OSS). This included providing the BOP Contract Manager to support in negotiating the PSA with CDWE for the joint development of the project.
In addition to the BOP Package management, BLIX will be responsible for the management and contracting of the soil investigation campaigns for the Hai Long project to be performed in 2020. Additional support consisted of interface management, drafting of BOP scope documents, supplier audits, electrical expertise and contract management support.
In 2018 BLIX supported Northland Power in the winning bid for the Hai Long projects.