Global Maritime has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a number of leading Taiwanese organisations to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies including marine warranty surveys, inspections and testing services.


From left to right: Mr. Tso, Chun-To, Director, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research; Mr. Wei, Chia-Min, Vice President, Metal Industries Research and Development Centre; Mr. Chao, Kuo-Liang, Chairman of the Taiwan C R Classification Society; Egil Kvannli, Chief Executive Officer, Global Maritime; Dr Liou, Ming-Jong, Director General of the Bureau of Standard, Metrology and Inspection (MOEA); Mr. Chang, Chung-Liang, Chairman, Taiwan Electric Research & Testing Center; and Mr. Li, Hai-Ching, President, Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan

The signatories to the MOU with Global Maritime included Taiwan’s CR Classification Society (CR); the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC); the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER); the Taiwan Electric Research & Testing Center (TERTEC); and the Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan. Dr Liou, Ming-Jong, Director General of the Bureau of Standard, Metrology and Inspection (MOEA) witnessed the MOU.

Taiwan is starting on a process of replacing nuclear power generation with offshore wind, with a stated aim of having 3GW of renewable energy by 2025. In May 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs issued a first ever commercial operating license for an offshore wind farm in the country.

The partnership with Global Maritime, a leading European expert in offshore wind, will help accelerate the process, with Global Maritime’s experienced team of master mariners, chief engineers, naval architects and structural engineers providing a combination of high-level regulatory knowledge, operational and technical experience.

By Jake Frith