Starting from 1 May 2020, the CEO role for the Changfang and Xidao projects will be assumed by Dennis Sanou for the construction phase.
Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) has since 2017 been on ground in Taiwan to lead the development of the Changfang and Xidao projects from joint CIP/COP offices located in Taipei. After reaching the financial close on 21st February 2020, the Changfang and Xidao Offshore Wind Projects have officially entered the construction phase.
Starting from 1 May 2020, the CEO role for these projects will be assumed by Dennis Sanou for the construction phase.
Dennis Sanou graduated from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and has nearly 20 years of experiences in marine operations and offshore windfarm construction. Throughout his career, Dennis acquired construction experiences from Europe, Russia, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and other places and covered the role of CEO for the 370 MW Norther Offshore Windfarm in Belgium and the 129 MW Luchterduinen Offshore Windfarm in Dutch waters.
“CIP and COP are companies that have started to explore new offshore wind territories.” stated Dennis, “this presents new challenges and opportunities I am glad I can be part of“.
Dennis will lead a specialist offshore wind team comprising 70 people in Taipei covering all aspects of the project including permitting, engineering, design, procurement and stakeholder engagement to build the project.
The project will localize the jacket foundation, pin piles, onshore substation, transport and installation contracts and more than 15 wind turbine components. The wind turbines will be supplied by MHI Vestas who will deliver 62 9.5MW turbines.