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Jumbo Offshore Completes Monopile Removal in Taiwan

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Jumbo Offshore has wrapped up the removal of two monopiles at the Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Yunlin in Taiwan. Utilizing its DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel Fairplayer, the Jumbo Offshore crew executed the task seamlessly, deploying from Europe to support onsite operations.

The contract for monopile removal was awarded earlier this year by Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd. (YWPC), expanding Jumbo Offshore’s existing scope beyond transportation and installation (T&I) of transition pieces.

The project involved cutting the monopiles underwater into sections, recovery, transport, and offloading. Jumbo collaborated with subcontractors, outfitting the Fairplayer with specialized tools from Claxton Engineering Services, an ROV from IKM subsea, and survey equipment from Reach subsea.

The Fairplayer successfully removed the monopiles, lifting sections into its cargo hold for transportation to a local Taiwanese port and offloading.

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

Milad Sheikhi, Head of Sales and Business Acquisition at Jumbo Offshore, emphasized the team’s dedication and flexibility in achieving successful and timely project completion, maintaining their commitment to safety and reliability.

Jochem Tacx, Package Manager at YWPC, praised the collaboration with Jumbo Offshore, highlighting efficient execution within tight schedule and budget constraints. The project’s success was attributed to hands-on project management and in-house technical expertise, paving the way for continued collaboration until the completion of other scopes on the Yunlin OWF project.

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