Ørsted seals deal with CSBC Corporation on pin-piles

Global offshore wind leader Ørsted today signed a contract with CSBC Corporation for the manufacture of wind turbine Foundation Pin Piles. CSBC will supply a significant number of foundation pin-piles for the first 900MW Greater Changhua projects. This is the first offshore wind contract awarded to CSBC

CSBC is a leading shipbuilder in Taiwan and the leader of the local Marine Team, which was established to develop offshore wind industry under the support of the Taiwanese government. 

Today’s contract is the beginning of a partnership between CSBC and Ørsted as CSBC will be included as one of the preferred suppliers for Ørsted’s future wind farm projects to be built in 2025.

Matthias Bausenwein, General Manager for Ørsted Asia-Pacific, said: “we will use Ørsted designed Jacket foundations which are tailored to meet the seabed conditions in Taiwan. Each foundation will be supported by three pin-piles that are driven into the seabed, forming a robust foundation structure to sustain the weight of the tower and wind turbine system. We are glad to have found a partner like CSBC, a company that has many years of experience in heavy industry and shipbuilding.” 

Ørsted is moving at full speed in developing the first 900MW Greater Changhua projects, on which offshore construction will take place in 2021. 

For this contract, CSBC Corporation intends to invest in a new production line to manufacture the pin-piles. It will also utilise Kaohsiung Harbour as the heavy-lift terminal for the underwater pin piles assembly and temporary storage. Each of them will be up to 90 meters long and the total steel weight for the order is more than 20,000 tons (equivalent to the weight of 10,000 cars).

About Ørsted in Taiwan 

  • Ørsted has obtained site exclusivity on four offshore wind sites located between 35 and 60km from the shore of Changhua County. The four sites, which have a total potential capacity of 2.4GW, received environmental impact assessment approvals in February 2018. Subject to Ørsted taking final investment decision, a total of approx. 1.8GW have now been earmarked for buildout in 2021 and 2025.
  • Ørsted is also the co-owner of Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, Formosa 1, which will be extended from its current 8MW capacity to 128MW in 2019.

As the world leader in offshore wind, Ørsted has installed more than 1,200 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of approx. 5.1GW and has a further 3.8GW under construction. It is Ørsted’s ambition to have installed a total offshore wind capacity of 11-12GW worldwide by 2025.


Christy Wang, Head of Communications APAC

+886-2-2722-1617ext.180

CHRWA@orsted.com