Ranked by Corporate Knights as the most sustainable energy company, Ørsted is dedicated to protecting the environment during construction by utilizing state-of-the-art technology available in the market. Ørsted’s suppliers have recruited the Taiwan Cetacean Observers (TCO) certified by Ocean Conservation Administration, the members including Changhua fishermen and non-governmental ecological organization, to support offshore construction activities.
Moreover, the offshore construction will be supported by a wide range of marine engineering, and vessels suppliers and personnel from home and abroad. It is estimated that during peak times there will be more than 25 vessels mobilized, including crew transfer vessels, installation and support vessels, service operation vessels and guard vessels as well as 500-800 people working on-site simultaneously at sea.
In addition to offshore construction, Ørsted has been preparing for the operations and maintenance (O&M) work since 2019 and established a local O&M team with 21 Taiwanese O&M technicians, with four more expected to join in the near future. These technicians are currently under intensive professional O&M trainings and will be based at Ørsted’s new O&M base at the Port of Taichung starting 2022. From there they will take the first Taiwan-flagged service operation vessel to perform their O&M duties, ensuring optimal performance of the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms.