Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Services Corp. (TOWSC) and SeaZip have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on providing services within the offshore wind market in Taiwan.
TOWSC, an offshore wind farm O&M service provider, and SeaZip, a Dutch crew transfer vessel specialist, will jointly target the provision of logistic solutions from construction and commissioning, to operation and maintenance (O&M) stages for offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan.
“Until now we put our focus on offshore projects in Northern Europe, in particular the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Irish Sea,” Jan Reier Arends, Managing Owner of SeaZip said.
”Over the years we saw opportunities in Taiwan as well, because the offshore wind industry in Taiwan is unfolding rapidly with European players taking up important positions. We searched very carefully for a trustful Taiwanese partner and take our time to join forces with TOWSC to approach the promising Taiwanese market.”
TOWSC, a subsidiary of Taiwan Generations Corp. (TGC), has been servicing the met mast on TGC’s 128MW Fuhai offshore wind farm since 2015. TOWSC will also participate in the services for Fuhai’s 15 turbines starting from the wind farm’s construction, and is also targeting the adjunction projects of Fuhai, including the 100MW TPC 1, the 552MW Changfang, the 48MW Xidao, and the 300MW TPC 2, SeaZip said.
TOWSC plans to gather international resources to offer localized and integrated O&M services, consisting of WTG technician supply, logistics arrangements, marine coordination, BoP inspection & survey, operation control center, and asset integrity management.
“Fuhai and other projects in 2020 (i.e. TPC 1) will be our starting points and we will extend the business in Changhua through our collaboration with CIP for Changfang and Xidao under the O&M MoU,” Michael Wang, the manager of business development of TGC, added.