COWI Opens Tapei Office
Danish consultancy COWI has opened an office in Tapei to meet growing demand for its services in the Taiwan offshore wind market.
The new base adds to offices already in Asia in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore, the company said.
COWI is also increasing staff in its Boston and Hamburg offices as part of plans to double wind business over the next three years.
COWI senior market director for offshore wind Jan Ronberg said: “The appetite for wind energy and more specifically offshore wind farms has been increasing exponentially especially in east and south-east Asia.
“Taiwan alone is investing massively in offshore wind farm projects and so far, our expertise has been welcomed to five of them. From our new hub in Taipei, we expect to grow COWI’s wind business in the region, starting with Japan and Korea where great initiatives have already started.”
COWI has been active for some time in Taiwan having provided the detailed design for the 8MW first phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm (pictured)that became operational in April 2017, said Ronberg.
He added: “After finalizing Formosa 1 phase 1, we have been chosen to do the detailed design for four additional offshore projects in Taiwan.
“One of these is an offshore wind farm with jacket foundations in 28 metres water depth in the Changhua region.
“I am confident that we are geared to serve the region and to do our part for the green development that is happening there right now.”