Strengthen Taiwan wind power supply chain with Sweden's innovative solutions
By WindTAIWAN / 2020-03-04
Vlad Månsson, the Market Manager and Director of Trade from The Swedish Trade and Invest Council (Business Sweden) in Taiwan, gave a speech at the 2020 WEA venue. He emphasized that the development of renewable energy in Sweden has accumulated the experience and techniques for over 30 years. 58% of the domestic power consumption generates from renewable energies; the greenhouse gas emission also reduced by 26%, moreover, per capita GDP is continually growing. These records show that Sweden has always been at the cutting-edge of renewable energy development in the world, no matter in energy sustainability or technology innovation. Considering Sweden has a comprehensive supply chain from logistics to O&M services, they are very aggressive in promoting their enterprises to the world. With high expectations of the emerging offshore wind power market in Taiwan, Business Sweden gathered 6 companies and formed a Sweden wind power alliance. By conducting conferences and delegations, the alliance is seeking opportunities for business partnerships in Taiwan.
Sweden's renewable energies include hydropower, biomass, and the most important, offshore wind power. Recent researches started to develop floating wind turbine techniques. Therefore, CoenHexicon and Flowocean in the alliance are very interested in expanding their business in Taiwan. Floating wind turbines cost less than fixed wind turbines and have more flexibility for installment. On the other hand, Atlas Copco, whose Taiwan branch has founded for over 60 years, provides bubble curtains for noise reduction during underwater foundation construction. They specifically use oil-free compressors, which is very crucial for clean energy.
Vlad Månsson said that he expects to see more cooperation between Taiwan and Sweden companies, and help Taiwan build our supply chain with Sweden’s experience and techniques.