SGRE Hires SMC at Formosa 1 Offshore
UK-based Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has been awarded a contract to provide Marine Coordination services to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) at the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm, Taiwan’s first commercial offshore windfarm.
The Formosa 1 project will comprise 20 6MW Siemens Gamesa WTGs and will become Taiwan’s first commercial offshore windfarm, with an eventual capacity of 120MW.
This contract award further strengthens the relationship between SMC and SGRE, who have worked together on offshore wind projects across Europe since 2009. Formosa 1 represents the 35th Marine Coordination project SMC have delivered to the Offshore Wind sector and again emphasizes the company’s role as a market leading provider of the service.
SMC Operations Director, Dean Coates, commented, “We are extremely pleased to continue our work with SGRE on what is yet another flagship endeavor for both companies. This contract is our 3rd Marine Coordination contract in Taiwan, adding to our experience in providing further services to the region."
Coates added: "Taiwan and the wider East Asian market have become a particularly important area of focus for SMC in recent years and we look forward to providing continued and experienced support to this emerging market”.