The Taiwanese government is actively promoting wind energy with a particular focus on offshore development.
BMT has been providing long term support to Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute to help develop an offshore wind industry in Taiwan to deliver these projects.
The development of offshore wind poses challenges that are unique to Taiwan. The industrial and marine infrastructure and metocean conditions are unique, especially the need to withstand typhoons.
BMT, together with Wind Prospect, produced a strategic options study for the development of offshore wind farms.
This included feasibility guidelines based on a Road Map, the identification of key Development Tasks and the provision a Commentary, drawing on European and Asian experience.
Risk Assessment and Mitigation
All projects involve risk, and successful projects are those where risk is effectively identified, assessed and managed.
This is particularly true of the offshore wind environment, where the risks of working in an ocean environment are matched by the significant capital outlay involved.
BMT, with Wind Prospect, produced guidelines to assist offshore wind farm developers to review project risks, to facilitate development of wind farms in an efficient, cost-effective and risk aware manner.
Best Practice Guidelines
BMT, together with our partners IT Power and Ramboll, are developing a set of three best practice guidelines on the Design & Construction, Operation & Maintenance and Planning & Preparation of Offshore Wind Farms.
These guidelines incorporate best practice from the UK and around the world whilst reflecting Taiwan’s policy, environmental conditions and industrial setting.
They will provide practical advice to developers including how to select the appropriate technology to suit Taiwan’s environmental conditions.
For general enquiries relating to Offshore Wind - supporting development in Taiwan, please contact Dr. Richard D. Colwill
Dr. Richard D. Colwill
BMT Asia Pacific