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13 May 2019 Vessels

The self-propelled jack-up Seajacks Zaratan has arrived in Taichung, Taiwan, where the vessel will transport and install wind turbines on the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm. Zaratan will install all 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 turbines on the wind farm in the Taiwan Strait in what is the first renewables contract for Seajacks outside Europe. The turbine components have already […]

8 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Training & Education

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 […]

1 May 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has appointed Matt Bowden as the new Area Manager in Taiwan with the aim to strengthen its local business presence. Bowden is based in Taipei and will act as the key representative for SBO in Taiwan, providing strategic leadership in business development, sales & marketing and operations both locally and in other […]

30 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has taken the final investment decision (FID) on the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Prior to the FID, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs approved Ørsted’s local supply chain plan, and subsequently Ørsted has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower at the feed-in-tariff level announced on 30 January 2019. […]

29 April 2019 Vessels

Damen has cut the first steel for two new fast crew supply (FCS) vessels ordered by Hung Hua Construction (HHC) for the Taiwanese offshore wind market. The two FCS 2710 class vessels, being built at Damen Shipyards Singapore, will be named Falcon I and Falcon II. HHC will use them to support Taiwan Power Company, for which it recently […]

24 April 2019 Business & Finance

Danish engineering consulting group COWI has opened a branch office in Taipei to accommodate ongoing and recently won offshore wind projects in Taiwan, and to grow its wind business in the region. “The appetite for wind energy and more specifically offshore wind farms has been increasing exponentially especially in East and South East Asia,'' Jan Rønberg, COWI's Senior […]

15 April 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

DHL Industrial Projects has delivered first wind turbine components for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm to the Taichung Port in Taiwan. The first three vessels have been loaded in Aalborg, Denmark, Cuxhaven, Germany, and Phu My, Vietnam. The vessels are carrying 75-metre blades, 378-tonne nacelles, and tower sections up to 37 metres long. The two vessels carrying blades […]

8 April 2019 Vessels

Two Taiwan government agencies are considering making the use of Republic of China (ROC) flag vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities, according to Asia Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The Bureau of Energy (BOE) in Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs is expected to convene a meeting of developers, contractors and vessel operators later […]

14 March 2019 Business & Finance

Germany's EnBW has launched a subsidiary in Taiwan, which is said to represent its official entry into the Asia-Pacific energy market. Based in Taipei, EnBW Asia-Pacific Ltd. is expected to allow EnBW to find a bigger arena for renewable energy in order to expand its development. EnBW said it plans to share its experience by participating […]

13 March 2019 Authorities, Ports & Logistics

The British Office in Taipei and Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on joint co-operation in respect of the development of Taiwan’s offshore wind industry. Under this MoU, further exchange in the areas of policy, strategy, technology, operations and maintenance to promote offshore wind port and marine sector will be […]

12 March 2019 Business & Finance

Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) Ltd has established a branch in Taiwan with an aim to support the offshore wind sector in the region. The new branch is located in Taipei and will be managed by SMC's Operations Director and Taiwan Regional Manager, Dean Coates. “We are extremely pleased to reach what is yet another significant milestone […]

11 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has awarded Fred. Olsen Windcarrier with a contract for the transport and installation of wind turbines on the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm is located some 6 kilometres off the southwest coast of Taiwan and will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD machines. The installation will be […]

6 March 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

SMC has completed a full inspection of Seajacks’ self-propelled jack-up vessel, Zaratan, ahead of its deployment to Taiwan in the coming weeks. Seajacks Zaratan will be utilised as an installation vessel in the coming months for construction of the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm. The installation works are scheduled to start in the second […]

4 March 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]

25 February 2019 Business & Finance, Vessels

Hung Hua Construction (HHC), a Taiwanese dredging and nearshore construction company, has placed an order with Damen for two fast crew supply vessels of the latest FCS 2710 class. The two vessels, for which a contract was signed at the end of January, will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore and are scheduled for delivery […]

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 […]

11 February 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Maersk Training has entered into a cooperation to establish a specialist wind energy program within the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) in Taiwan. The new center is expected to come online in July 2020 and will train technicians for the local wind turbine industry. According to Maersk Training, ensuring that the MIRDC set-up attains the […]

1 February 2019 Jobs & Recruitment

FairWind is sending the first group of prospective Taiwanese wind turbine technicians to Europe this month to train at European Wind Academy ahead of their deployment on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power project. Under the terms of a Letter of Intent signed between FairWind and Siemens Gamesa to collaborate on pre-assembly work for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

30 January 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The self-propelled jack-up Seajacks Zaratan is on its way to Vlissingen in the Netherlands to undergo mobilisation in preparation for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Seajacks Zaratan will install all 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines on the 120MW wind farm in the Taiwan Strait. This is the first renewables contract for […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

The foundation production site being developed in Taiwan by a joint venture of Bladt and Century Wind Power (CWP) is taking shape, according to Bladt's recent social media post. Bladt's Chairman of the Board and Senior Management visited Taiwan last week to follow the progress of the construction and the establishment of the Century Bladt Foundation […]

29 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

JDR Cable Systems (JDR) has been selected by Jan De Nul to supply subsea power cables and accessories for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind Farm Phase One. The project is located off the coast of Fangyuan in Changhua County in Central Western Taiwan. It is being developed by Taipower with a consortium of Jan […]

25 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) has awarded Tai-Shing Engineering and Construction Company Ltd. with the lease rights for a site at the Port of Taichung, where the company will build a factory to produce transition pieces for offshore wind turbines. TIPC announced the winner of the public tender for lease rights for around 12 Ha. at […]

21 January 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Ørsted has suspended the execution of contracts with Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Century Iron and Steel Industrial (CISI) for the developer's offshore wind projects in Taiwan, Taiwanese media reports. OffshoreWIND.biz has contacted Ørsted to confirm this, with the company yet to respond. The suspended contracts were already ongoing, while for those that […]

18 January 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects to avoid the costly lessons made by other markets that pursued a similar approach. GWEC has released new data with supporting examples from the French and German offshore markets that […]