TPC-LCI workshop on offshore wind

01 October, 2021

The ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative arranged the third in its series of joint workshops with Taiwan Power Company (TPC) on the topics of offshore wind, smart grids, infrastructure, and turbine technology. Read the full article here.


The virtual webinar featured opening remarks by TPC Chairman Dr Chung Nien-mien and Toshiaki Kimura from the LCI Steering Committee and presentations from representatives from companies involved in offshore wind energy.


In his presentation, Wilco de Jong, General Manager of Heerama Marine Contractors, gave a presentation on sustainability and technology advancements in offshore wind. He noted that his company is involved in project construction and engineering and operates its own vessels worldwide.


In his presentation, Gian Schelling, Business Development Manager, Renewables at Hitachi ABB Energy spoke about what the company is offering in terms of software and communications solutions, including prognostics for offshore wind turbines.


In his presentation, Andreas Munk-Janson, Head of Operations for Ørsted Asia Pacific, spoke about his company’s operations and maintenance (O&M) setup in Taiwan.


In his presentation, Leo Enrico Jensen, Senior Chief Specialist for Ørsted spoke about the evolution of wind technology and turbines.


Alex Robertson, Country Manager of Vestas Taiwan, noted the importance of work on the data side of offshore wind. In 2018 Vestas purchased Utopus Insights, a leader in data and forecasting. Robertson then handed over to Carmen Parra Moyano, Product Director of Scipher.Fx at Utopus Insights who gave a presentation on the application of wind power forecasting. Scipher is the name of the company’s data platform.

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