Global Maritime, a provider of offshore marine warranty, dynamic positioning, and engineering services, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a number of leading Taiwanese organizations to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies, including marine warranty surveys, inspections, and testing services.
Taiwan is starting on a process of replacing nuclear power generation with offshore wind, with a stated aim of having 3 GW of renewable energy by 2025. In May 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs issued a first ever-commercial operating license for an offshore wind farm in the country.
The partnership with Global Maritime will help accelerate the process by using the company’s experienced team of master mariners, chief engineers, naval architects, and structural engineers, who provide a combination of high-level regulatory knowledge, operational, and technical experience.
“This MOU paves the way for greater involvement in Taiwan with our cooperation to include warranty, testing and approvals and demonstrating our long-term commitment to the region. We look forward to helping make Taiwan’s offshore wind goals a reality,” said Egil Kvannli, Global Maritime CEO.
Global Maritime provides design, engineering, and marine warranty expertise to support offshore renewable operations whilst reducing risk and environmental impact. Recent projects include marine warranty services for the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm; a recent site specific survey for an offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea; and the provision of mooring solutions for the European Union’s OPERA wave energy project.
The launch event in London also included presentations from Neil Walker, Managing Director of Global Maritime Europe; Steven Foong, Business Development Manager of Global Maritime Consultancy Pte, Singapore; and Ekkehard Stade, Country Manager of Global Maritime Germany. Also in attendance were Anna Keen, Regional Manager for Global Maritime APAC; Peter Lyall, Chief Operating Office of Eagle Lyon Pope; James Adcock, Technical Lead of Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering; and some other members of the Global Maritime London office team.
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