2021 Global Offshore Wind Summit

26 October, 2021

The ECCT, in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), hosted the 2021 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit -Taiwan (GOWST) 2021. Read the full event report here.

Held for the third consecutive year in a hybrid format and arranged by the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI), the summit was co-organised by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) and attended by over 100 people in person and over 1,200 online. The event began with opening remarks by Sheng Jong-chin, Vice Premier of Executive Yuan (沈榮津 中華民國行政院副院長); Wang Mei-hua, Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (王美花 中華民國經濟部部長); Dr Wang Kwo-tsai, Minister of Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 王國材博士 中華民國交通部部長), ECCT Vice Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and GWEC CEO Ben Backwell. This was followed by a high-level offshore wind development forum featuring nine industry leaders and government officials to discuss the future challenges and opportunities for offshore wind energy development in Taiwan. This was followed by sessions on regional supply chain developments in the Asia Pacific region, upscaling port infrastructure in Taiwan, and generating renewable hydrogen from offshore wind.

L-R: GWEC Senior Adviser Maya Malik, Vestas Taiwan VP & GM Alex Robertson, Ørsted Taiwan GM Christy Wang, wpd Board Member and Director Weiwei Tseng, BOE Director-General Yu Cheng-Wei, IDB Deputy DG Yang Chih Ching, TIPC Chairman Lee Hsien-Yi, SGRE Chairman & MD Niels Steenberg, CiP MD Marina Hsu, MPB Deputy DG Liu Chih-hung

The high-level offshore wind development forum was moderated by Maya Malik, Senior Advisor of the Global Offshore Wind Task Force at GWEC. It began with updates from government officials Yu Cheng-wei, Director-General of the Bureau of Energy (BOE) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) (游振偉 經濟部能源局局長); Yang Chih-ching, Deputy Director-General of the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) (楊志清 經濟部工業局副局長) at the MOEA; TIPC Chairman Lee Hsien-yi (李賢義 臺灣港務公司董事長); and Liu Chih-hung, Deputy Director General, Maritime Port Bureau, MOTC (葉協隆 交通部航港局局長).

This was followed by remarks and a panel discussion featuring Alex Robertson, General Manager of Vestas Taiwan; Tseng Wei-wei, Board Member and Director of wpd Taiwan; Christy Wang, General Manager of Ørsted Taiwan (汪欣潔 沃旭能源臺灣區總經理); Niels Steenberg, Chairman and Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa and Marina Hsu, Managing Director of CiP Taiwan (許乃文 哥本哈根風能開發公司董事總經理).

The event was concluded with a dinner for all of the participating guests of honour, speakers and panellists. 

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