Warranty surveying partnership for Taiwan’s offshore wind industry
LOC Renewables has reached an agreement to partner with the Taiwanese certification body, CR Classification Society, to offer comprehensive marine warranty surveying services for Taiwanese offshore wind projects.
Taiwan recently announced it has awarded contracts for over 3.8GW of new offshore wind projects in an auction process. With the government aiming to phase out nuclear power and derive 20% of the island’s power supply from renewables by 2025, the abundant wind resource in the Taiwan Strait has provided the incentive for international players to enter the fledgling market.
Government strategy for expanding the offshore wind energy industry in the country puts an emphasis on the development of local skills and technology throughout the process. Bid-winning developers need to demonstrate a commitment to boosting local expertise in the areas such as engineering design and construction, as well as working with local financing partners.
Under the terms of their agreement, LOC Renewables and CR Classification Society will jointly tender to provide MWS services for Taiwan’s offshore wind energy project pipeline. As the Taiwanese offshore wind market gears up, the partnership between LOC and CR will allow developers to satisfy local content requirements and benefit from local experience, while also invoking LOC’s global marine and engineering expertise, honed on generations of European offshore wind projects, to ensure projects meet rigorous marine engineering standards.
By Jake Frith
Latest Press Releases
Damen’s first Fishing Seminar success as new leasing fund welcomed by South African fishing community
Damen’s first Fishing Seminar, held in Cape Town, was heralded a great success, with more than 60 pa... Read more
Damen, Adriatic Marinas and the Montenegrin Government sign contract for redevelopment of Bijela shipyard
Consortium to transform site into superyacht repair and refit facility Read more
Leading Mexican offshore contractor Naviera Integral has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards ... Read more
Damen Shipyards Group has recently signed a contract with Société de Remorquage et de Travaux Mariti... Read more
Damen Shipyards Group’s commitment to sustainability sees the company regularly considering new init... Read more
Damen Shipyards Group has recently announced a new design. The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service... Read more