IOVTEC has been jointly awarded the contract of geotechnical site investigation project with Fugro for Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3 offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

With a combining capacity of 1044 MW, Hai Long Offshore Wind Project will start connecting to the grids by the end of 2024. Leveraging the in-country DP vessel, Avatar Triumph, IOVTEC will also import a geotechnical vessel, Fugro Voyager, to support this project. IOVTEC and Fugro will jointly provide a thorough site investigation and geotechnical survey prior to the construction phase of the project to help clients make informed decisions through the data acquired onsite.

To ensure smooth project delivery and at the same time, to develop the local expertise, IOVTEC has employed experienced Fugro consultants together with Taiwanese engineers and surveyors on the vessel to share the operational knowledge, and further the training of future geotechnical capabilities.

Vincent Tsai, Managing Director of IOVTEC, commented, “We’re delighted Hailong has chosen IOVTEC for this landmark project, and it also demonstrates their commitment to localisation. By utilising our in-country vessels and engineers and leveraging Fugro’s vast experience in geotechnical fields, we are able to provide an optimised local solution to the clients. We will continue to support the development of the Taiwanese market, training Taiwanese surveyors to deliver future projects.”

“It’s a great pleasure for us to have awarded this contract to IOVTEC, to support us with the Geotechnical surveys required for the development of the Hai Long projects. This also allows us to continue and increase our engagement with Taiwanese suppliers, underlining our commitment with the development of the local supply chain. Taiwan has very ambitious plans for deploying offshore wind and for developing the local supply chain and we’re delighted to be a key contributor to these plans.”said Felipe Montero, EPCI Director of Hai Long Offshore Wind Project.

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