2020 Global Offshore Wind Summit

12 October, 2020


The ECCT was the co-organiser of the three-day 2020 Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan - Virtual together with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Read the full event report here.

The event, which was attended in person by delegates from Taiwan and virtually by over 650 participants from Europe and other regions, began with opening remarks by the guests of honour which was followed by a high level industry forum and a mayor’s session, followed by a VIP dinner. Opening remarks were made by Shen Jong-chin, Vice Premier of Executive Yuan; Wang Mei-hua, Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA); Giuseppe Izzo, Chairman of the ECCT and Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC.

Taiwan offshore wind development forum

The forum brought together senior executives of leading wind industry players active in Taiwan’s offshore developments to discuss with directors-general (DGs) of the Taiwan government the challenges and opportunities ahead for offshore wind in Taiwan. The session was moderated by Alastair Dutton, Chair of Global Offshore Wind Task Force, GWEC. The session featured presentations by the DGs which was followed by a panel discussion, featuring the DGs and the corporate leaders.

Government participants were Yu Cheng-wei, Director-General, Bureau of Energy (BOE), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA); Yang Chih-ching, Deputy Director-General, Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), MOEA; Lian Ching-chang, Director-General, Bureau of Standards Methodology and Inspection (BSMI), MOEA. Industry participants were Maida Zahirović, Business Director Taiwan, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind; Wang Yuni, Chairperson, wpd Taiwan Energy; Matthias Bausenwein, President / General Manager Asia-Pacific, Ørsted; Niels Steenberg, Chairman and Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore Wind; Jesper Krarup Holst, Senior Vice President, Partner at Copenhagen Offshore Partners & CEO, CI Wind Power Development Taiwan (CiP).

Taichung development session

The session on the topic “Ports, turbine manufacturing and talent training” focused on recent developments on how to build a sustainable industry supply chain to benefit the local economy. Participants included Linghu Jung-da, Deputy Mayor of Taichung City; Irene Tang, Senior Director of New Business Development, TIPC and Vincent Tsai, General Manager of the Taiwan International Wind Power Training Center. 

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