Monday 10th August 2020
Taipei, 10th August 2020. CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between European firm CWind and Taiwanese IOVTEC, has announced a strategic alliance with HYTOR to bring temporary power solutions to the Taiwanese offshore wind farm market.
Working in collaboration with HYTOR Tools Solutions, a preferred supplier of offshore generators for the wind turbine industry over several decades, the two companies have imported a significant quantity of 100 kVA generators to be based in CWind Taiwan’s operational hub in Taichung Port. The generators are being prepared for offshore deployment on a project in the Taiwan Strait commencing July 2020 ensuring a constant and safe power supply throughout the construction and commissioning period.
HYTOR Tools Solutions generators are specifically designed to operate reliably in harsh offshore conditions and to be mobilised, serviced and demobilised over the course of a project by CWind Taiwan’s fleet of Taiwan-flagged crew transfer vessels. To ensure smooth project delivery CWind Taiwan has employed experienced temporary power project managers from European parent company CWind, to provide onsite operational support, and further enhance the training of local generator technicians.
Tom Manning, Deputy General Manager of CWind Taiwan, commented, “We’re delighted to provide Taiwan with local temporary power solutions in collaboration with our strategic partner HYTOR Tools Solutions. By utilising our in-country generators, vessels and project teams, we are able to provide a full turnkey solution, as well as respond rapidly to support clients with any unplanned power requirements. We’re passionate about supporting the development of the Taiwanese market, training local Taiwanese generator technicians to assist us to deliver this project, and enable them to lead on projects in the future.”
Niels Langerhuus, Owner of HYTOR Tools Solutions, said, “We are proud to have extended our European collaboration with CWind to also cover Taiwan. Our experience with offshore temporary power for wind turbine installation with CWind in Europe and our current activities in Taiwan makes our extended partnership a perfect match. The fact that we have an in-country stock of generators in Taiwan enables us to meet short-term delivery requirements and overcome the shipping and mobilisation challenges with the current Covid-19 situation. With this partnership we are extending our capacity in Taiwan, preparing us for future projects as well.”