Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corporation has set up an offshore construction and engineering centre in order to meet demand from the growing offshore wind market in the region.
CSBC plans to integrate all its offshore resources and set up an offshore engineering unit, a subsea unit, and a working vessel unit under the offshore construction and engineering centre in the coming year.
CSBC has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Hai Long Wind Farm to start a series of collaborations on the development of the wind farm. Hai Long Wind Farm, located in the Taiwan Strait, is currently being developed by Yushan Energy and Northland Power.
According to Lin Futang, vice general manager of CSBC, Hai Long Wind Farm is currently bidding for the development rights of another two wind farms and the yard will be responsible for 30% of the construction work.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Energy plans to install 1,000 wind turbines by 2030 in support of the government’s plan to produce 4GW of electricity through offshore wind.