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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) to explore port services that will support the offshore wind industry in Taiwan. The collaboration will explore ways to broaden TIPC’s services and better meet the needs of Taiwan’s emerging offshore wind industry, JFMS stated. TIPC is […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has opened a new regional base in Taipei in support of Taiwan’s offshore wind projects.
Ørsted will pause and revisit its project activities, the project timelines, and local commitments in Taiwan after not receiving an establishment permit in time to sign a 2018 power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the Changhua 1 and 2a projects.
Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has entered the offshore wind market in Taiwan, the company’s Commercial Director Thomas Andersen revealed to Offshore WIND during an interview.
EGS Group has completed two geotechnical campaigns for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
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.
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.
The proposed reduction in 2019 Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) for offshore wind in Taiwan could potentially have a negative impact on Ørsted’s localisation plans and the final investment decision for the company’s first offshore projects in the country, a spokesperson for Ørsted told Offshore WIND.