As the Taiwanese Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs aims for 20% of the country's electricity generation to come from renewable energy by 2025. Offshore wind is expected be a main contributor with accounting for around 5.7 GW out of the 30 GW planned.

On top of the 2025 goal, additional offshore wind generation capacity of 1GW / year has been announced for the years 2026-2035 as part of the Phase III Zonal Development plans.

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 noted.

Taking into account the 10GW slated for the upcoming Phase III auction, a total of 15.7GW of offshore wind will be constructed in Taiwan by 2035. With the localization requirements set by the government, the need for a self-sustaining supply chain be key to meet this rapid development.

In light of the situation, DNV GL and SDMS goal to bring their expertise together and meet the above targets.

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 said.

Concluding, the collaboration follows the conclusion of a partnership between DNV GL and CSC, where DNV GL experts supported CSC in the development of its Zone 29 offshore wind farm with technical inputs and specialist support.