20 September 2016
For the second time, Offshoreenergy.dk received a Taiwanese offshore delegation interested in enhancing cooperation between the Danish offshore hub and Taiwan.
A market with great opportunities
Offshoreenergy.dk initiated cooperation between Taiwan and Denmark last year when the offshore cluster set up a consortium in Taichung harbour with the Port of Taichung, ITRI, China Steel and four member companies.
The Danish offshore industry has key competences in planning, building and running harbours for offshore purposes - oil & gas or wind, or both.
"The task is to prepare the present industrial port of Taichung to handle future offshore projects. Our members each contribute specialist expertise,” says Director of Renewables in Offshoreenergy.dk, Hans A. Pedersen:
“DHI specialises in water environments, NIRAS in building ports and the Port of Grenaa knows all about managing a port. DIS Engineering is a consultant company specialising in technical product development and production equipment," he says.
Taiwan has great ambitions for offshore wind. The Taiwanese are looking to Denmark as the best working example. "Offshore energy is important for Taiwan. Denmark is a world-leading country with great experience of design and installation. Denmark also has a robust supply chain. It is a very good country to learn from", said Deputy Minister Jong-Chin Shen, Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan, when he visited Denmark. He was with a delegation of 12 representatives from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industrial Development Bureau, Bureau of Foreign Trade, Industrial Technology Research Institute, China Steel and the Taipei Representative Office in Denmark.
Invited and hosted by Offshoreenergy.dk, the delegation visited the MHI Vestas and Siemens pre-assembly sites at the Port of Esbjerg. The Taiwanese delegation visited wind turbines at Maade (near Esbjerg) and LORC on Funen, Denmark.