Ørsted charters CTV fleet in Taiwan

first_imgThe CTV fleet will be operational in 2021 and 2022, supporting the offshore installation campaign. These CTVs will be owned and operated by Dong Fang Offshore, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Taiwan’s Hung Hua Construction, and Ventus Marine, a joint venture between Taiwan’s Ta Tong Marine Group and Singapore-based PSA Marine, as well as a joint venture of OPUS MARINE and its Taiwanese partners. Source: Ørsted “The CTV contracts well demonstrate Ørsted’s commitment towards enabling Taiwan vessel suppliers to expand their business in the offshore wind industry. These contracts help the local construction companies build up experience and capabilities in order to enter into future offshore wind project construction business,” Christy Wang, General Manager of Ørsted in Taiwan, said. The 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a project will feature 111 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed on jacket foundations some 35 to 50 kilometres off the coast. The wind farms are scheduled to be commissioned in 2022. “Moreover, we are optimistic to see these contracts paving the way to create employment opportunities for local fishermen as well as providing necessary language and crew trainings to help them get ready to work on CTVs in the near future.” Ørsted has signed crew transfer vessels (CTV) contracts to charter five ships and form a Taiwan-flagged CTV fleet for the construction work on the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms.last_img read more

Luiz lauds Benitez effect

first_img “Everyone wants to play in the Champions League next year, everyone wants to win one title this season. We need to show the character, to show our best and to win the [Europa League] title.” The chaotic campaign saw Champions League-winning boss Roberto Di Matteo depart after the Blues became the first holders to exit at the group stage and former Liverpool manager Benitez appointed to an interim role. The vitriol aimed at Benitez has relented of late but he could yet end the season, and his spell at Stamford Bridge, having achieved his targets before handing over to Jose Mourinho. One national newspaper reported a deal has already been agreed for Real Madrid boss Mourinho to return to Stamford Bridge on July 1. Although Chelsea face Everton on the final day of the season, the Blues and Benitez would receive an end-of-season boost by beating Benfica in Amsterdam. Defender Branislav Ivanovic said: “This season has been a very long, very difficult season for us. To have the opportunity to finish the season with a trophy is great and huge motivation for us. “It’s a great opportunity for the manager to win a trophy with us, for us and especially for our fans. The trophy is only what the fans remember.” After sealing their place in the Europa League final against Benfica on May 15, last season’s Champions League winners first turn their attentions to the battle for the Barclays Premier League top four with games against champions Manchester United on Sunday and Tottenham on Wednesday. “All season we’ve tried our best, but now the team has more confidence to play together and in the philosophy of Rafa Benitez,” Luiz told Chelsea TV. David Luiz praised the influence of Rafael Benitez as Chelsea bid to complete a turbulent season with European success and a return to the Champions League.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more