Jan De Nul has deployed three Hitachi ZX870 Starfish excavators to build the foundation of the Taiwanese Changhua Offshore Windmill Farm.
The Changhua Offshore Wind Farm contract was signed with the Consortium Jan De Nul-Hitachi on 30 April 2018. The project entails the manufacturing and installation of 21 5.2MW offshore wind turbines for the Changhua Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of Fangyuan in Central Western Taiwan,
using the ZX870 Starfish excavators to construct landfalls.
All machines have been completely converted from a standard excavator to a Starfish version for which work can be done up to a water depth of 8 meters.
With a service weight of 90 tons, trenches are dug up to a depth of 8 meters below sea level in extremely harsh conditions.