DNV GL has signed a contract with Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Steel Corporation (CSC) to support the government’s localization efforts towards offshore project development and building up of the local supply chain in Taiwan.
This new collaboration between DNV GL and SDMS follows the conclusion of a successful partnership between DNV GL and CSC, where experts from DNV GL assisted CSC in building its offshore wind farm in Zone 29 with technical insights and specialist support based on their worldwide experience.
The Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs aims to generate 20 percent of electricity, or 30GW, from renewables by 2025. Offshore wind is expected to be a major enabler in achieving this goal, contributing 5.7GW out of the intended 30GW.
In addition to the 2025 target, the Phase III Zonal Development Plans announced additional offshore wind generation capacity of 1GW / year for the years 2026-2035.
Considering the 10GW planned for the forthcoming Phase III auction, a total of 15.7GW of offshore wind is to be installed in Taiwan by 2035.
With government-set localization criteria, the need for a self-sustaining supply chain is essential to fulfilling this rapid development.
DNV GL will provide SDMS with risk mitigation advice around technical, logistical, and quality during its jacket fabrication process.
“As we gear up to prepare for the Phase III auctions, DNV GL’s global experience, combined with their understanding of the local requirements, will be key for us to provide top quality support structures for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.”SDMS spokesperson.
“DNV GL has been supporting various international and local stakeholders since the offshore wind sector started in Taiwan. We are excited to bring this knowledge into our partnership with SDMS, and looking forward to supporting more local players and knowledge sharing initiatives to help accelerate the growth of this promising market.”Minghui Zhang, head of section, renewables advisory Taiwan at DNV GL – Energy.