TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A company promoting offshore wind power in the UK, CWind, has announced they will be partnering with a Taiwanese ocean survey company, International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC) to begin developing windfarm projects off the coast of Taiwan.
CWind is part of the UK’s Global Marine Group, a corporation specializing in subsea engineering projects and marine technologies.
The joint venture, CWind Taiwan, will combine the expertise and experience of the two companies to begin planning high quality renewable offshore energy production.
According to the report at Offshore Wind Journal, CWind will bring their knowledge of developing safe, quality windfarms tailored to local markets, while IOVTEC will provide their exceptional knowledge of Taiwan’s coastal geography and its local marine markets.
The joint venture project is in line with the “Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act” enacted by the Taiwanese government, which aims to increase contribution of renewable energy from 6 percent to 20 percent by 2025.