CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has taken the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the construction of ‘Green Jade’, the first floating DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.
DNV GL along with Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS) recently shake their hands and inked a contract in order to boost offshore project development and enhance supply chain in Taiwan.
Taiwan announced a TWD 30 billion (=USD 1 billion) relief loan package for domestic container shipping companies, as part of its efforts to boost international competitiveness of its shipping industry amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) announced that reached financial close for the 589 MW offshore wind project’s establishment in the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. In fact, the Changfang and Xidao wind farm will be powered by 62 of MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines and are expected to begin operations in early 2024.
Following the cruise ships Diamond Princess and World Dream, SuperStar Aquarius might be the next one under quarantine. Although, the Taiwan government has forced a ban to all the cruise vessels calling the island, SuperStar Aquarius will be allowed to dock in Keelung city.
The Korean Register informs of all the limited information concerning ships entering and leaving Taiwan in regard to the new coronavirus that, up till now, has costed the lives of 565 people, while confirmed cases exceed 28,000 across China. What is more, except from China, coronavirus cases have been reported in other countries in Asia, such as Malaysia and Japan, in Australia, Germany, France, the US and Canada among others.
Taiwan fined four ships NT$ 100,000 each, which is around USD$ 3,300, for violating the new emissions control area (ECA) regulations, according to local media citing a note from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
An estimated 19 GW of new offshore capacity is expected to be added in Asia Pacific excluding China (APeC) over the next 10 years, making it a key region for global offshore wind, according to Wood Mackenzie, that noted however that the success of future offshore wind in the area will depend on costs coming down.
Eight Philippine coast guard members were found guilty of shooting and killing a Taiwanese fisherman in 2013, as ordered by a court in Manila. Slugs found on the fisherman’s ship, match the firearms on the coast guard vessel, as indicated by ballistics experts.
Ørsted announced that the second phase of Formosa began generating its first power. Formosa 1 will consist of 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW offshore wind turbines, from which 10 have already been installed, whereas six of them generated power.
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