The UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has opened a new office in Taipei, Taiwan, to support the local offshore wind sector.
According to the company, Offshore Wind Consultants Taiwan Co., Limited will offer consultancy services and expertise to the Taiwanese and wider Asia Pacific offshore wind markets.
“We have secured a number of jobs offshore Taiwan in the past six months. To set up a dedicated office here to be as close as possible to our clients and to contribute towards local job and value creation therefore makes perfect sense,” said Will Cleverly, Managing Director of OWC’s Taiwan operation.
“We believe our experience of helping clients reduce CAPEX and work with tight schedules and high risk profiles can be of value to help developers in Taiwan achieve these impressive targets.”
OWC said it has won contracts to provide EPC lead and installation manager roles for an offshore wind project due to become operational in 2021.
The company has also undertaken other work in the region, which included providing consultancy services related to wind turbine installation vessels and their suitability for different turbines and offshore sites in Taiwan.
The new unit is expected to work closely with the office that OWC's parent company Aqualis Offshore launched last year to support Taiwanese offshore wind and oil & gas developments.
“Setting up the Aqualis Offshore unit in Taiwan has been a great success. To complement our capabilities by adding the OWC offshore wind products and services will make us an even more relevant and reliable partner offshore Taiwan,” said David Wells, CEO of Aqualis Offshore.