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Global Maritime signs Taiwan offshore wind MoU

By  AOG Staff Friday, 08 September 2017 08:23
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Global Maritime and several Taiwanese organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies including marine warranty surveys, inspections and testing services. 

From left to right: Tso, Chun-To, Director, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research; Wei, Chia-Min, Vice President, Metal Industries Research and Development Centre; Chao, Kuo-Liang, Chairman of the Taiwan C R Classification Society; Egil Kvannli, Chief Executive Officer, Global Maritime; Liou, Ming-Jong, Director General of the Bureau of Standard, Metrology and Inspection (MOEA); Chang, Chung-Liang, Chairman, Taiwan Electric Research & Testing Center; and Li, Hai-Ching, President, Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan.  

The signatories to the MoU with Global Maritime included Taiwan’s CR Classification Society (CR); the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC); the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER); the Taiwan Electric Research & Testing Center (TERTEC); and the Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan. Dr Liou, Ming-Jong, Director General of the Bureau of Standard, Metrology and Inspection (MOEA) witnessed the MoU.

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, with Global Maritime’s experienced team of master mariners, chief engineers, naval architects and structural engineers providing a combination of high-level regulatory knowledge, operational and technical experience.

“Global Maritime is already well known in many parts of the world for its active involvement in renewable energy, particularly offshore wind marine warranty services,” says Egil Kvannli, Global Maritime CEO.

“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.”

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