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Jumbo Offshore wraps up monopile removal works in Taiwan

PRESS RELEASE | 6 JUNE 2024

Jumbo Offshore wraps up monopile removal works in Taiwan

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Jumbo Offshore has completed the removal of two monopiles on the Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Yunlin in Taiwan. The Jumbo Offshore crew reliably carried out the work, whilst deploying its DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel Fairplayer from Europe to support the onsite operations.

Jumbo Offshore was awarded the contract by Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd. (YWPC) earlier this year for the removal of monopiles at the Yunlin OWF. The contract award represented an expansion of Jumbo Offshore’s existing scope, involving the transportation and installation (T&I) of the transition pieces.

Under the additional project scope, two monopiles, which previously suffered from a pile run during an earlier project phase, were to be removed. This involved underwater cutting of the monopiles into sections as well as recovery, transport and offloading of the sections.

The all-encompassing nature of the scope meant working with Jumbo’s dependable subcontractors. The Fairplayer was outfitted with an underwater abrasive cutting and lifting tool supplied by Claxton Engineering Services, as well as an ROV supplied by IKM subsea and survey equipment by Reach subsea. With these, the Fairplayer could remove the monopiles successfully. The individual sections were lifted into the vessel’s cargo hold for transportation to a local Taiwanese port and offloading to the quayside.

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Jumbo’s HLCV Fairplayer

For the execution of the works, Jumbo Offshore provided a project management team and the engineering construction crew. From contract signature to successful completion of the works, it took just five months including sailing of the vessel from Europe to Taiwan.

“Our dedicated team worked solidly to support our client throughout the project and remained flexible. Achieving what you set out to accomplish successfully and on time is rewarding for the team. Delivering a safe and reliable service as promised is, and always will be our core commitment as a T&I contractor for the Installation and Decommissioning of future offshore wind projects.”

Milad SheikhiHead of Sales and Business Development
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Jochem Tacx, Package Manager at YWPC: “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Jumbo Offshore on this project. The close interaction of the project teams facilitated an efficient execution, within tight schedule and budget constraints. The hand-on project management approach in combination with the in-house technical expertise, resulted in a well-coordinated monopile removal campaign. We look forward to continue the close collaborations with Jumbo Offshore until also the other works scopes on the Yunlin OWF project have been completed.”

About Jumbo Offshore
Jumbo Offshore is a privately owned company, part of the Jumbo Group, with a state-of-the-art and versatile fleet of specialised offshore installation and transportation crane vessels operated worldwide in both the Renewables and Subsea & Offshore industries. Jumbo Offshore is a flexible and client-focused installation contractor, providing clients with robust, efficient, and thoroughly engineered transport and installation solutions.

From quayside to seabed
With a track record and technical expertise Jumbo Offshore has built a solid reputation as a reliable contractor with cost-effective ’from-quayside-to-seabed’ solutions. In addition, Jumbo offers flawless and unequaled engineered logistic installation support through its transport division. Their unique methods reduce project risk, save costs, and enable our clients to build scale for their offshore energy developments.

Subsea & Offshore: Heavy Lift and Subsea Lifting Operations
In relatively shallow water environments, Jumbo are experts in the installation of fixed facilities, such as piled foundations, templates, conductors, jackets and topsides. In more challenging deep water and ultra-deepwater, Jumbo excels in subsea lifting of large and complex structures and foundations. This also includes the provision of complete FPSO mooring system installations.

Renewables: WTG Foundation Installations
Their current track record includes hundreds of WTG foundation installations; In relative shallow waters, they are experts in the foundation installation of transition pieces onto monopiles and/or pre-installation of pin-piles for jackets. As offshore wind further develops into deeper water, Jumbo draws on its extensive subsea and mooring installation experience, to create unique T&I mooring and hook-up solutions for floating wind farm structures anchored to the seabed.

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