Offshore Wind Power Key Players Discuss Standardization and Net Zero Emission in Symposium
To accelerate the process of the offshore wind power industry taking root in Taiwan, Taipei Tech joined hands with the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and hosted a symposium on the topics of Taiwan offshore wind power design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Participants discussed the regulations and technical requirements pertaining to offshore wind power development in Taiwan.
Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center, CR Classification Society, and Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Association (TOWIA) co-hosted the symposium, showing support from the industry to deepen the cooperation between academia, industry, and government sectors. Symposium participants also discussed the ways for Taiwan to achieve the goals of energy stability and net zero emission by 2050.
In 2020, the BSMI established the Offshore Wind Technology Regulation Advisory Committee with the Director General of BSMI, Lien Ching-Chang, as the chair, and Taipei Tech President, Wang Sea-Fue as the co-chair. Three technology review committees are operating under the advisory committee, including the Site Investigation and Design Committee, the Manufacturing and Construction Committee, and the Operation and Maintenance Committee. Sung Yu-Chi, the director of Taipei Tech Offshore Wind Power Engineering Research Center, Chou Shean-Kwang, CEO of the Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center, and Cheng Chih-Wen, the president of CR Classification Society, serve as the chairs of the three committees respectively.
Hsieh Han-Chang, Deputy Director of BSMI, indicated that BSMI has been working on the draft of offshore windmill quality standards and is expecting to release the finalized version by the end of this year. “Establishing a functional review system is a significant task. It involves project verification, technician visas, and third-party verification mechanisms for the developers,” said Hsieh, “and these are the details that we’ve been working on”.
Wang of Taipei Tech noted that the university is responsible for site survey and designing technical regulations that cover the evaluation of environmental conditions, equipment performance, and support structure design. “Through the exchange at the symposium,” said Wang, “we believe we can make the offshore wind power regulations more effective and comprehensive.”