Financial close on 589MW CFXD project

Congratulation to the CIP/COP team for this major achievement. We at WT are proud to have played our part from the very beginning 3.5 years ago when COP engaged us on the CFXD project. After supporting the EIA and grid connection award process with desk studies, preliminary site investigations and FEED designs our teams in Taiwan and Europe have been busy managing detailed geophysical and geotechnical site investigations onshore and offshore for both turbines and cable routes. We have developed ground models and geotechnical design basis for the jacket foundation design including earthquake engineering and the development of a novel laboratory test based liquefaction risk analysis method. We are particularly proud of the large-scale WT-designed and managed static and cyclic onshore pile testing program designed to understand the challenging soil conditions offshore Taiwan. The testing involved state-of-the-art fiberoptic strain gauge measurements and has allowed the project to optimize foundation design driving down cost and risk. As the project now moves into construction we look forward to continue our work with seabed mobility assessments, cable route engineering, UXO surveys and jack-up assessments.