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A2SEA signs contract for first project in Asia – Formosa 1

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From June 2016, A2SEA will play a key role in installing two foundations and two turbines on the Taiwanese project Formosa 1 for Swancor/Formosa Wind Power CO., Ltd.

On 29 September 2015, A2SEA signed the contract to install two foundations and two Siemens 4MW turbines on the Taiwanese project Formosa 1. This contract marks an important step for A2SEA into the Asian market.

The foundations and turbines will be installed by the vessel M/V TORBEN, formally known as Friedrich Ernestine owned by RWE. A2SEA will be responsible for ship management and opera-tion of the vessel, which will be operated with A2SEA’s own crew on board.

The two turbines is the first phase in creating the Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm. The entire pro-ject consists of 32 turbines, with the second phase being constructed in 2018/2019.

“We are very proud to be the first European offshore wind contractor to install turbines in Asia. It is a very important step for our company. A great part of the future of offshore wind lies in Asia and therefore, naturally, it is a very important step for the continuous evolvement and growth of our company. I am very confident that our experienced crew both on board the vessel and in the office will perform well and live up to the expectations of our clients,” says Jens Frederik Hansen, CEO at A2SEA.

The Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm is expected to deliver its first electricity by the end of 2016 providing green energy to the Taiwanese electricity grid.

For additional information, please contact
Jens Frederik Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, A2SEA  A/S, D: +45 76 204 700, M: +45 52 139 400