Taiwanese offshore wind developer Swancor Renewable Energy (SRE) has entered into a partnership with Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology, Yeong Guan Energy and J&V Energy Technology to jointly develop its portfolio of offshore wind projects off Miaoli.
The so-called “Taiwan Team” is a “combination of the leading development, supply chain, technology, construction and O&M expertise that Taiwanese companies have to offer”.
The four partners in the Taiwan Team said the consortium unites the expertise required for Taiwan to achieve its ambition of developing offshore wind projects and localising the supply chain.
The Taiwan Team will focus on the development of Formosa 4, a fixed foundation technology project, before transitioning into Formosa 5, which will be a floating technology project.
The signing ceremony in the morning saw the representatives from all four companies joining, including SRE CEO Lucas Lin, Tien Li Offshore Wind chairman KD Wu, Yeong Guan Group chief sales officer Richard Lee and J&V Energy Technology CEO Kai Tan.
The Taiwan Team members also committed to enter the broader Asian market, allowing expertise and experience developed in Taiwan due to the Taiwan Government’s forward thinking and commitment to renewable energy, to help the Asian markets develop their own offshore wind programmes.
Lin said: “We are very excited to once again be a pioneer and bring local developers, suppliers and technology companies together for the establishment of the Taiwan Team.
“As the first local developer, SRE has been instrumental to the development of offshore wind in Taiwan through our work on the first offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
“As the Taiwan Government strives to make Taiwan a global leader in renewable energy, it is our responsibility to unite as the Taiwan Team to be stronger together instead of individual companies on their own.
“Taiwan needs to maintain its identity in offshore wind and we are grateful for the partnership with TienLi, Yeong Guan and J&V, all leaders that we are proud to stand together with.”
Lee added: “Yeong Guan has been committed to wind turbine casing R&D since 2005. We started with the production of a 750kW turbine, and now successfully deliver 14MW turbines to clients.
“Yeong Guan is optimistic about the rapid growth in the global offshore wind market and believes that in supporting the Taiwan Team, this will ensure ‘Taiwan supports Taiwan’ in growing renewable energy domestically.”