2022 Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan
The 2022 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit - Taiwan (GOWST) was organised for the fourth consecutive year by the ECCT and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), co-organised by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) and the Metals Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC) and endorsed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC). Read the full event report.
This year’s flagship two-day event featured keynote speeches and high-level panel discussions between policymakers, offshore wind energy industry leaders from Europe, Taiwan and the Asia Pacific region, port authorities and supply chain stakeholders engaged in offshore wind energy development in Taiwan on a full range of topics covering the outlook for the Asia Pacific region, developments in Taiwan, including Taiwan's offshore wind localisation policy, enhancing port infrastructure, wind turbine technology, construction technologies, energy storage and electricity transmission infrastructure, vessels, logistics, floating offshore wind, the CPPA market in Taiwan and personnel, training, and safety issues.
The event began with opening remarks by Shen Jong-Chin, Vice Premier, Executive Yuan (沈榮津 中華民國行政院副院長); Wang Mei-Hua, Minister, MOEA (王美花 中華民國經濟部部長); Giuseppe Izzo, Vice Chairman, ECCT (尹容 歐洲在臺商務協會副理事長) and Mark Hutchinson, Head of Asia, GWEC (全球風能理事會亞洲總監).
This first forum featured presentations by the following government officials: Yu Cheng-wei, Director General, Bureau of Energy (BOE), MOEA (游振偉 中華民國經濟部能源局局長); Cheng Shu-hui, Vice President, TIPC (鄭淑惠 臺灣港務公司業務副總經理); Yang Chih-ching, Deputy Director-General, Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), MOEA (楊志清 經濟部工業局副局長) and Liu Chih-hung, Deputy Director-General, Maritime Port Bureau (MPB, MOTC劉志鴻 交通部航港局副局長).
In the second forum session, the following industry experts joined the government participants from the first forum session: Jonathan Cole, CEO, Corio Generation; Niels Steenberg, Chairman and Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific; Alex Robertson, Vice-President, General Manager of Vestas Taiwan; Louise Damgaard Nielsen, Head of Offshore Wind, Taiwan, TotalEnergies; Yuni Wang, Chairperson, Skyborn Renewables and Jose Oriol Hoyos, Offshore APAC Director, Iberdrola
Day 1 was concluded with a dinner that was attended by VIP guests from government and industry.