Specifically, under the MoU both parties officialized information sharing and cooperation.
In addition, under this partnership the information exchanged will enhance the already close cooperation of Taiwan and UK offshore wind sector, as both parties agreed to an open information sharing.
Catherine Nettleton, Representative of the British Office, highlighted that the UK hopes that the collaboration between the two countries will contribute to the development of Taiwan’s port infrastructure during the construction, operation and management phases of Taiwan’s offshore wind farms.
Furthermore, Mrs Nettleton commented that this partnership is in line with a recent announcement by the UK government of a new offshore wind sector deal in the UK which commits more government resources to technology innovation.
This wind sector deal will provide a long-term certainty for the industry to deliver a low-cost and clean energy system for the UK.
The UK has the biggest offshore wind capacity in the world, and through this we have built up a great deal of experience and expertise that we look forward to sharing with TIPC and other offshore wind partners in Taiwan.
... Catherine Nettleton stated.
Continuing, Taiwan has assigned 5.5GW of offshore wind capacity to be developed by 2025. Therefore, TIPC's Taichung Port has been identified as an optimal port to support offshore wind farm construction works in Taiwan by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Executive Yuan.
The port has lured major wind turbine manufacturers and contractors such as Siemens Gamesa, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, and Jan De Nul.
Ying-Feng Chung, President of Port of Taichung, TIPC commented
Signature of MoU with the British Office Taipei aims to borrow the UK’s forward-looking development experience in offshore wind farms in order to broaden our global horizon as a green energy port and enhance the performance of related port facilities and services.