LARGE OFFSHORE WIND TRADE DELEGATION VISITS TAIWAN
Monday 12 September 2016
Last week, Acta Marine, Ampelmann, Bayards, Blue H Engineering, Boskalis, Damen Shipyards, ECN, Enersea, GustoMSC, Huisman Equipment, IHC IQIP, LM Wind Power, Mecal IX, MPI-Offshore, Seaway Heavy Lifting, Trelleborg Ridderkerk and Wind Minds, returned from a trade mission to Taiwan led by Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE) Managing Director, Arjen Schutten.
During the week-long visit, the trade mission delegates visited the most important Taiwanese companies in offshore wind like TGC, Swancor, Taipower, CSC, CSBC, Hung Hua Construction Co., and CECI Engineering Consultants. They also met with the Bureau of Energy (BoE), Taiwan Wind Turbine Industry Association (TWTIA) and international business association CIECA. CIECA and TWTIA also organized the “22nd Netherlands-Taiwan Joint Business Council Meeting TW-NL Offshore Wind Forum. The event attracted more than 100 offshore wind companies to participate in discussions and sharing experiences.
“I believe it is in our mutual interest to establish an alliance of cooperation so we can facilitate offshore wind development in Taiwan by promoting the Netherlands offshore wind supply chain,” says Arjen Schutten. “Together with TWTIA and CIECA we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, so we can exchange technology, know-how, and tender information with each other with the aim of promoting offshore wind business in our respective markets. Also we have invited TWTIA and CIECA to visit the Netherlands next year with an offshore wind trade delegation.”
BoE expects to average 300 MW of installed offshore wind capacity annually in the years to come, with the total installed capacity reaching 4,000 MW by 2030 in Taiwan. It has been agreed in the Netherlands that offshore wind energy should be generating a total of 4,450 MW of electricity by 2023. This can supply electricity to more than 5 million households. That means an extra 3,450 MW on top of the 1,000 MW that has already been built or is under construction.
mr. Arjen Schutten (HHWE) signs MoU with Walter Chang (CIECA)
Company visit China Steel Corporation (CSC)