GlobalData forecasts that Taiwan’s offshore wind capacity is expected to reach over 15GW by 2035, becoming the largest offshore market after China in the Asia-Pacific region.
In early 2019, Acteon appointed L J Pan as Head of Business Development – NE Asia to develop opportunities in Taiwan’s offshore renewables. L J leads the partnership that Acteon has formed in Taiwan with local service provider DWTEK. DWTEK is a major Taiwanese subsea marine contractor established in 2012. Along with manufacturing ROVs, they have general fabrication capability and operate Taiwanese flagged Crew Transfer vessels (CTVs) and DP vessels.
This partnership has proven very successful with Acteon mobilising people and equipment for several offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan. On these projects, Acteon is providing piling hammers, pile drills, grouting and structural health monitoring equipment as part of our solution for fixed renewables.
Acteon has a vision to develop our local content offering in Taiwan to be immediately available for our client base, develop local skills, and reduce project footprints through fewer mobilisation miles.
L J Pan said, “Currently our team in Taiwan is supporting projects with logistics, personnel management and supply of local services. We are building up the engineering and offshore team here with the expectation that we will soon be able to provide Taiwanese staff to operate projects offshore. The development of our Taiwan base is an example of how Acteon is working proactively to support our client’s renewables projects with local project support and local supply chain capability.”