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Dutch foundation manufacturer seeks opportunities with Taiwanese outfit

Thu 14 Sep 2017 by David Foxwell

Dutch foundation manufacturer seeks opportunities with Taiwanese outfit
Monopile manufacturer Sif hopes to enter the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market

The Netherlands-based Sif and Century Wind Power Co in Taiwan are to join forces to meet the needs of the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market.

In a statement, Sif noted that the Taiwanese offshore wind market is developing rapidly and the Taiwanese government’s renewable energy policy aims to achieve a status of ‘non-nuclear homeland’ by the end of 2025. The goal is to install 3 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2025.

“Century Wind Power Co and Sif want to contribute jointly to this ambitious target,” said Sif in the statement. “The parties have signed a letter of intent, confirming their objectives and investigating the possibility of a joint venture to produce monopiles and transition pieces for the Taiwanese market.”

Sif also said that until the Taiwanese market demonstrates “structural demand” for monopile foundations, sections would be manufactured at Sif's locations in the Netherlands and assembled and coated by Century in Taiwan.

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