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After Shen, who will take the lead on Taiwan’s offshore wind development?

Taiwan’s offshore wind industry says goodbye to Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin, both a dogged defender of the nascent industry and a heavy-handed proponent of localization. Who will replace “the strongest grandpa on the face of the planet?”

 

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After Shen, who will take the lead on Taiwan’s offshore wind development?

Taiwan’s offshore wind industry says goodbye to Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin, both a dogged defender of the nascent industry and a heavy-handed proponent of localization. Who will replace “the strongest grandpa on the face of the planet?”

 

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Taiwan expands floater demo in highly anticipated update

Developers eyeing Taiwan’s upcoming floating market will be going into the year of the Rabbit with an extra spring in their step....

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Is Financial Close in doubt for Hai Long?

Is Financial Close for NPI’s 1,044MW Hai Long OWF project a slam dunk? Unfortunately, the answer is no.

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Taiwan Round 3 Auction award order revealed

Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy announced yesterday that ten of the eleven wind farm projects submitted by six developers for Round 3.1 qualified for the 3GW auction. Since the cap on every developer is 500MW, we can surmise even before the announcement yesterday that every developer will get a project. Let’s take a look at the list of qualified projects and do some detective work on which six is most likely to be developed. 

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INTERVIEW: Dr. Martin Skiba of German Offshore Initiative

Unredacted. biz would like to thank the German Offshore-wind Initiative (GOI) for sponsoring in part my trip to WindEnergy Hamburg 2022. There, I had ...

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2022 Taiwan's Year in Review

With this year's auctions in the rearview mirror and the construction season just about over (except for the most masochistic crews), it's time for us...

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Offshore Wind Localization report by the Control Yuan (Angelica’s Edit)

What exactly is the Control Yuan and why should you care? Well, if you work in Taiwan’s offshore wind development, a really good reason just dropped a...

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Rising Commodity Prices Hits Taiwan’s Projects

It’s no secret that the global surge in commodity prices has hit turbine makers hard, but for Taiwan’s Round 3 projects and Round 2 projects that have...

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What’s next for Yunlin OWF…and Taiwan?

“Some projects are just unlucky” 

That’s what a fellow developer said of the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm, originally developed by Germany’s wpd a...

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Will New Administrative Contracts Spell Trouble for Round 3 Auctions?

“If these newly-announced changes to the administrative contract stand, none of our projects are going to be bankable....

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Things Are Going OK in Taiwan, Actually

Construction season 2021 was my first as a reporter in offshore wind. I started working for ReNews and the stories came hard and fast…most of it bad n...

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Localization in Taiwan: Policy by Powerpoint?

Taiwan’s Round 3 First Period auctions are just around the corner, with project proposals due at the end of September 2022....

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