Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) has contracted DNV GL to provide project certification training to help achieve the 5.5GW by 2025 offshore wind target.
DNV GL is providing technical training to a local certification team consisting of CR Classification Society, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) and Ship and Ocean Industries R&D center (SOIC) in support of BSMI.
The Ministry of Economics tasked BSMI to establish rules and standards for the offshore wind industry, who has thus engaged DNV GL to share its experience.
“DNV GL’s global expertise and experience in growing the offshore industry from the first demonstration projects to its current cost-competitive status, will provide the best training suited to our purpose,” said Chih-Wen Huang, Director of 6th Division of the BSMI.
“This knowledge building will help enable rapid implementation of offshore wind farms, accelerating energy growth from renewables so we can reach our 2025 targets.”
According to DNV GL, the training allows the Taiwanese offshore industry to fast-track the learning process in technical expertise and regulations to support the efforts to reach its targets for renewable energy production.
The company is already involved in the Taiwanese Formosa 1, Chang Fang and Xidao, Yunlin and Changhua zone 14 & 15 offshore wind projects.
“This close involvement allows us to tailor our global experience to the specific environmental and market conditions in Taiwan. As a result, we can deliver customised support for the local certification team and the BSMI, which will act as a springboard for further renewables investments in Taiwan,” said Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President Renewables Certification at DNV GL.
Offshore wind developers that secured the rights to build wind farms are obligated to sign PPAs for the projects with the state-owned Taiwan Power Corp (Taipower) by the end of 2019.