By: Lee Hsin-Yin
The Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Association, initiated by global semiconductor trade association SEMI, consists of both Taiwanese and foreign companies involved in the field in Taiwan. The foreign members include Swancor, Ørsted, Northland Power, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), wpd offshore solutions, Macquarie Group, and the Japanese utility JERA.
SEMI Chief Marketing Officer Terry Tsao (曹世綸) said it is hoped that the association can represent the joint interests of offshore wind energy providers in Taiwan, as well as serve as a communications platform for the government, industry, academia and the public.
Also attending the inauguration ceremony was Minister without Portfolio Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫), who said the development of offshore wind power, which has set a goal of reaching 5.5 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2025, could boost economic growth in Taiwan. [FULL STORY]