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Offshore Wind: Driving New Opportunities for Local Industries

  • Published at: 2019-06-26 11:41
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After 76 consultation meetings with industry members, IDB has set targets and a developmental framework for Taiwan’s offshore wind industry. Its programs have attracted businesses including Chin Fong/CS Wind (Tower), Yeong Guan Energy Technology (Hub casting), Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology (Blade), and Tai-Shing-Century (Transition piece) to set up factories in the Industrial Zone (II) at Taichung Port. Along with Century Wind Power’s production at Taipei Port and Sing Da Marine Structure’s (SDMS) facility at Sing Da Harbor in Kaohsiung, offshore wind investment is estimated to reach eight billion New Taiwan Dollars this year (2019).

On January 18th, 2018, IDB promulgated Offshore Wind Power Industry Policy, as well as Project Framework for Offshore Wind Power Industrial Relevance Implementation Program, announcing items critical for Taiwan’s offshore wind development (turbine production, foundation and marine engineering vessel production), and a development timeline consisting of a preparation phase, the 1st and 2nd phase. Developers are required to submit industrial relevance implementation programs and supporting materials, which will be reviewed by IDB before an opinion letter is issued. The process aims to enhance collaboration between international and local suppliers, and assist suppliers in building relevant supply chains.

Tower and foundation of offshore wind turbines are key items for the preparation phase. Under IDB’s assistance, the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre and ENCONAcademy have facilitated collaboration between DVS/SLV and Taiwan Welding Society for a joint welding certification program. Eleven representatives from businesses including SDMS, Tai-Shing Engineering and Construction, and WANCHI Steel have successfully obtained certification, and an award ceremony was held on June 13th, 2019.

Committed to promoting collaboration between offshore wind developers and local suppliers, MOEA will continue to encourage local key industry players to lead efforts and connect local SMEs, in order to facilitate technical upgrades for local businesses and work together to gain a foothold in the global supply chain system.

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