Nearshore and onshore construction works have started at the landfall site in Miaoli County and Taichung port, Jan De Nul said. Offshore installation works will commence later this year. Pin Piles Halfway There “In the past months, we have signed several agreements with local suppliers for this project in Taiwan. Our local partner Hung Hua Construction has been working with us on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 project, now completed, as well as on the Changhua project and the Formosa 2 project, both under construction. These engagements fit perfectly in our philosophy of involving the local supply chain as much as possible.” Source: Jan De Nul “Our local integration has been ongoing for years thanks to our past experience of various marine activities throughout the region,” said Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewables at Jan De Nul Group. Meanwhile, jacket fabrication was kicked off and subsea cables manufacturing is ongoing at the Asian supply chain. Half of the 188 pin piles have been completed. Each pile is approximately 65 metres long, has a 2.4 metre diameter, and weighs 240 tonnes. The piles form part of the turbine’s foundation structure, which includes one jacket and four pin piles anchoring the jacket to the seabed. At the landfall site in Miaoli County, the nearshore pre-trenching works and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) from shore have started. In Taichung, onshore preparations works are well underway with Hung Hua Construction preparing the storage area for pin piles and jackets arriving later this year, Jan De Nul said. Having appointed Taichung Port as the marshalling harbour for the project, Jan De Nul set up its local supply chain with the support of Hung Hua Construction. These include preparations for storage and transport of the foundation structures, installation of transition joint bays, and various offshore support vessels. Jan De Nul has kicked off construction works in Taiwan for the 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm. Formosa 2 will comprise 47 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines slated for commissioning in 2021. The wind farm is being developed by a partnership between JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, and Swancor Renewable Energy.
Manchester City face an anxious wait to discover if David Silva can play a part in the last four games of their Barclays Premier League season after the Spaniard was stretchered off in the 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion. Ridgewell’s loss would be a further blow to the Baggies who will now go into Saturday’s pivotal Hawthorns clash with West Ham just three points above the relegation zone. Mel said: “The most important thing we can do is focus on Saturday which is really like a final for us. “It really was as difficult game after conceding in the third and 10th minutes and we had to change everything we’d been working on during the week. After that the team did really well.” And Mel questioned the decision of referee Phil Dowd to rule out a Matej Vydra strike which would have levelled the score at 1-1 due to a marginal offside decision. Mel said: “We’ve seen the images on the TV and it was very tight, and every time there is a tight decision it seems to go against us.” “He got a kick some weeks ago and every week he has played the game with pain. It is hard to tell without the doctors giving their assessment but hopefully it will be a short-term injury.” Silva’s injury took the gloss off a workmanlike performance from City which moved them to within six points of leaders Liverpool with a game in hand. Fears of a repeat of Wednesday’s slip-up against the Black Cats were extinguished by a lightning start in which Pablo Zabaleta headed a third-minute opener and Sergio Aguero struck a sweet second past Ben Foster with 10 minutes on the clock. The Baggies responded well and Graham Dorrans reduced the deficit with a magnificent strike but Pellegrini’s men effectively wrapped the game up before the break when Martin Demichelis got a rather fortunate touch to Samir Nasri’s left-wing corner. Looking ahead to the title run-in, Pellegrini added: “It is exactly the same as last week – we knew when we had two or three games postponed it would be difficult for us to be at the top of the table and to feel we are the team that has more chances. “We lost the game against Liverpool and we knew we wouldn’t depend on what we are going to do between now and the end of the season – but we have a duty to win our games.” Baggies boss Pepe Mel revealed defender Liam Ridgewell is a doubt for the remainder of his side’s relegation run-in after hobbling off in the dying moments with a knee injury. Ridgewell will undergo tests at the club on Tuesday but Mel said: “We have a feeling he may go on to miss the rest of the season. We will have a look at the tests tomorrow but the feeling is he won’t be able to play.” Press Association Silva fell after a tangle involving Morgan Amalfitano and Billy Jones in the 67th minute of the Etihad Stadium clash and early indications are that the midfielder has suffered another recurrence of the ankle injury which has been troubling him in recent weeks. City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: “We will see tomorrow what has happened. David played the last three games with pain in his ankle and that is why it wasn’t possible for him to play against Sunderland (last week).