Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd has completed the construction of two offshore substations for Ørsted which will be deployed in Taiwan’s Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms. The detailed engineering, procurement, and construction for the two unmanned offshore wind farm 600MW substations, which comprise the topside modules and jacket foundations, was completed with a perfect safety record.The topside modules, which have a combined weight of more than 8000MT, are expected to sail away in late October 2021 to be integrated with the jacket foundations on site standing in the Taiwan Straits. Keppel O&M completed the construction of the jacket foundations earlier in Q2 2021 and will be undertaking the integration work for the offshore substations. When operational, the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a will be Taiwan’s first far shore and large-scale offshore wind farms.After integration of the topside modules onto the jacket foundations, Keppel O&M will conduct testing of the substation systems within its scope.Expected to withstand the sea and extreme weather conditions at the site, the offshore substations will distribute the energy generated from the offshore wind farm to the onshore substation via subsea cables.Located 35-50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County, the Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms will supply around 1 million households in Taiwan with green power. Taiwan recently announced plans to install 15GW of new capacity in offshore wind for the ten-year period between 2026 and 2035.