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Swancor TaiwanITPEnergised (ITPE), Ramboll and BMT Asia Pacific (BMT) have partnered since mid-2014 to provide Taiwan’s offshore wind industry with a series of guidelines for future. The group of consultants have now delivered their third, and final, phase of guidelines to the local Taiwanese industry. This ITPE-led project has been producing recommendations based on best practice approaches and case studies from European industries whilst reflecting Taiwan’s policy, environmental conditions and industrial setting.

Drawing on the related experiences of the partners, the guidelines provide practical advice to local project developers and the Taiwanese Government, building on the group’s previous two sets of guidelines, and existing practices and standards.  The first phase of the project provided guidelines for the design and construction of offshore wind projects and was presented in November 2014. The second phase of the project, which finished in November 2015, focused on guidelines for operations and maintenance of offshore wind projects. The latest phase of the guidelines delivered, covers aspects from both government and developer perspectives, and include guidance on: site selection, feasibility studies, marine spatial planning, policies and regulations, incentive mechanisms and environmental impact assessments. The Government of Taiwan is actively promoting wind energy, with a particular focus on offshore development, as part of its aim to achieve around 14GW of renewable generation capacity by 2030.

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