OEG Renewables has been contracted to deliver a turnkey marine coordination solution to the Hai Long wind project offshore Taiwan. OEG will provide services through its Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) and Fern Communications (Fern) businesses.

The 1,022-megawatt Hai Long project, located 45 km to 70 km from the coast in 35 m to 55 m water depths, is a joint project under development by Northland Power Inc., Yushan Energy Pte. Ltd. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

Once operational, Hai Long will be the largest offshore wind project in Taiwan, providing enough clean energy to power more than one million Taiwanese households. The project is OEG Renewables’ 2oth in Taiwan, 15 of which included marine coordination contracts.

The turnkey contract will be for the duration of the installation and commissioning works and will include the provision of an experienced marine coordination team from the U.K., and the development of a local Taiwanese team to manage the project marine coordination center.

Taiwan is currently positioned to be the largest offshore wind market in the APAC region outside of China, as it targets 13 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and up to 55GW by 2050. In addition, Japan and South Korea also set ambitious targets of 10 GW and 14.3 GW respectively by 2030, and 110GW and 92.3 GW by 2050, making the APAC region a key growth region where OEG Renewables can leverage its global footprint and expanded service offerings.

Kevin Wu, regional director for OEG Renewables in the Asia Pacific region, said the contract further underscores the company’s position as a key player “providing critical services to the offshore wind market in Taiwan and the broader APAC [Asia Pacific] region.”