Mammoet opens new offshore wind office in Taiwan
PRESS RELEASE – Mammoet is opening a new office in Taichung to offer engineering and project management services for offshore wind farms in the region. The new office is the result of Mammoet’s rapid business expansion in Taiwan through a joint venture with Giant Heavy Machinery Services and its recent cooperation with Taiwan International Ports Corporation.
The Taiwan government is rolling out its plans to achieve 25% of local electricity generation from renewable sources – in particular, wind energy via offshore windfarms. Following the successful Formosa 1 demonstration project, with 22 turbines of 8 MW generating enough energy for 130,000 homes, the Taiwan government is planning future wind projects adding 1GW per year until 2035. Taichung Port has been earmarked to be the offshore hub for years to come.
The cooperation with Taiwan International Ports will operate under the name TIPH, which stands for Taiwan International Ports Heavy-Machinery. Mammoet’s expertise in the wind energy and renewables sector will allow the company to be involved in supporting the construction of these wind farms both safely and efficiently. The new office is strategically located next to a quay area marked for turbine pre-assembly work.
In particular, Mammoet will provide engineering, heavy lifting and transportation solutions including marshalling, ballasting, weighing, load-in and load-out transportation services.
“Our strong joint venture with Giant Heavy Machinery Services Corp and the new cooperation with the Taiwan International Ports Corporation means that the time now is right for us to move closer to where we execute our projects”, comments Chris Schraa, Managing Director for Mammoet Taiwan.
Mammoet will now have a total of three offices on the island. The offices are located in Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung. All three locations offer various services as well as workshop facilities for in-house maintenance and repair.