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  • 29 March 2019

    By Susanne den Hoed, HR Department at Temporary Works Design Temporary Works Design (TWD) is an ambitious and innovative engineering firm, working with major on- and offshore contractors to assist them with practical solutions for their wide variety of constructions and installation challenges. Specialized in the structural and mechanical design of custom installation equipment, TWD’s […]

  • 20 January 2020
    R&D

    Temporary Works Design (TWD) has revealed the monopile sling connector, a remote-controlled solution for applying the rigging of monopiles. Once positioned on the monopile, the monopile sling connector will guide the sling around the monopile without the need for human interference, TWD said. During lifting, the load is transferred directly from the sling, through link […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has set out the new feed-in-tariff (FiT) at TWD 5.5160/kWh (EUR 0.156731/kWh) for the 20-year offshore wind Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed in 2019. The wind projects that sign their PPAs in 2019 will receive TWD 6.2795/kWh during the first ten years of operation, and TWD 4.1422 for the remaining ten years. The […]

  • 6 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has reduced the 2020 feed-in-tariff (FiT) for offshore wind by 7.6% compared to the 2019 FiT rate. The 20-year FiT for offshore wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed in 2020 is set at TWD 5.0946 per kW/h. The developers also have an option to receive TWD 5.8015 per kWh (EUR […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Societe Generale has secured approval by the Financial Supervisory Commission, Republic of China (Taiwan), to issue green bonds in Taiwan.

  • 5 December 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Replacing a jack-up with a barge equipped with a Blade Exchange Tool to remove and install blades and other turbine components offshore leads to significant cost reductions, Guido Vletter, Project Engineer at Temporary Works Design (TWD) said.

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has issued green senior bonds in Taiwan for the purpose of raising green financing for its investments in the local offshore wind sector. Ørsted has completed the pricing of new unsecured green senior bonds of nominal TWD 12 billion (circa EUR 342.6 million) in total comprising a 7-year TWD 4 billion fixed-rate tranche and […]

  • 18 October 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Netherlands-based Temporary Works Design (TWD) has introduced a Hammock monopile seafastening that is said to accommodate foundations with a diameter of up to 11 metres without any changes to the support structure.

  • 13 June 2018
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Netherlands-based Temporary Works Design (TWD) has provided Van Oord with a jacket lifting tool for the installation of the foundations at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.

  • 10 August 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Using Motion Compensate Pile Gripper during installation of super-sized monopiles in deeper waters can lead to cost reductions of up to 40%, according to the tool’s developers – Temporary Works Design (TWD) and Barge Master. Nowadays, most monopiles are installed using purpose built jack-up vessels, however, for XL monopiles, these jack-ups have too little lifting and jacking […]

  • 3 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Temporary Works Design (TWD) combined their experience with the design of various pile handling tools and motion compensated systems to get to a revolutionary new concept: a motion compensated piling gripper, allowing straight piling of monopiles from a floating vessel or barge. Due to the tight tolerances related to monopile installations, it is for most sea conditions inevitable […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    Taiwanese government watchdog, Control Yuan, has issued a report which is said to point to a number of shortcomings in the country’s offshore wind development plan, according to local media.

  • 12 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Taiwan-based offshore wind developer Swancor Holding plans to secure the funds necessary for the full development of the Formosa I offshore wind projects through financing deals with banks in the second quarter of 2018, according to local media.

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted is preparing for a potential Taiwan New Dollar (TWD) denominated green bond issuance in Taiwan towards the end of this year to finance the Greater Changhua offshore wind projects. The company has selected BNP Paribas, Bank of Taiwan, CTBC Bank, and Deutsche Bank as arrangers. In April 2019, Ørsted made the final investment decision […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Taipower has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with China Steel Corp (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for three offshore wind projects, the local media reported. The PPAs were signed for the 300MW Chong Neng project, developed jointly by CIP and CSC, as well as for CIP’s 552MW ChangFang and 48MW Xidao, all located offshore the Changhua County. Under […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Technology

    Temporary Works Design (TWD) completed the design and assisted in the fabrication of a monopile gripper frame for Van Oord. The gripper is designed to keep the monopiles in the correct position and inclination, while counteracting the wave, wind, and current loads on the pile during wind turbine installations. The installation of the monopile gripper […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Tokyo-based Hitachi Ltd. is expanding its offshore wind business abroad through a partnership with Taiwanese steel maker China Steel Corporation, Nikkei Asian Review reports. The two companies are expected to start collaborating on offshore wind-related projects this autumn. Hitachi will be in charge of providing wind turbines with a capacity of up to 5MW which will possibly be […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has proposed a 12.71% reduction in Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) for offshore wind projects that sign their Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in 2019 as compared to the current rate.

  • 22 June 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded further 1,664MW of offshore wind capacity to four wind farms which are part of two larger projects.

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Taiwan expects its offshore wind energy projects to attract TWD 2.5 billion (USD 74.6 million) of fresh investments in 2016, with the sector projected to draw in a total of TWD 670 billion of new investments by 2030, according to the country’s Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs. The country expects to average 300 MW of installed capacity annually in […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    CWind is setting up a joint venture in Taiwan – CWind Taiwan Ltd, the UK Government said while reporting on the 3-day visit to Taiwan that kicked off today.  Offshore WIND contacted CWind, however, getting more information on the matter is rather difficult today due to a bank holiday in the UK. UK’s trade and technology mission will share its experience in renewable energy […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The 900MW Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind projects will move forward, Ørsted said in response to the announced 6% Feed-in-Tariff reduction, but the final investment decision depends on the outcome of supply contract renegotiations and relevant project milestones being achieved in time to keep the projects on track for commissioning in 2021. Developers who sign their […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with France’s Eolfi for the development of floating offshore wind power in Taiwan. The LOI was signed in Paris on 4 November by the Vice Minister of MOEA Wang Mei-Hua and Alain Delsupexhe, CEO of Eolfi, during the Vice Minister’s European tour which included […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Taiwan’s government plans to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025. The country’s energy plan, announced by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, also involves improvement of the power distribution system.

  • 26 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Canada’s Northland Power has, through its subsidiary, executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the 300MW Hai Long 2A offshore wind project in Taiwan. Northland and its partner Yushan Energy own 60% and 40% of Hai Long 2A, respectively. Hai Long 2A is the first of the three Hai Long projects with a […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Australia’s Macquarie Capital and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the Sydney-based company invest around USD 792 million in offshore wind projects in Taiwan over the next three years, the company’s chairman John Walker said in an interview with Taiwan’s Central News Agency. Taiwan’s renewable energy drive is the biggest business […]