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UK Pavilion showcases British offshore wind expertise to support Taiwan’s green future

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TAIPEI: The British Office Taipei showcased UK expertise across the offshore wind industry with an iconic pavilion at the ‘Energy Taiwan’ exhibition today, demonstrating support for Taiwan’s renewable energy ambitions.

The UK is working closely with all partners, including Taiwan, to inspire global climate action. The UK-Taiwan bilateral collaboration has been stepped up on renewable energy, propelling offshore wind power for generations to come. The UK is committed to sharing expertise on floating offshore wind and multi-use port development as well as skills and workforce planning for the renewable energy sector.

The UK was the first major economy to pass legislation for net zero emissions and has the largest offshore wind capacity in the world. More than thirty UK offshore wind supply chain companies have set up operations in Taiwan, helping to bolster Taiwan’s ambitions to achieve 20.5GW in capacity by 2035.

The UK has shown the world that green and growth go hand in hand, and as a result other economies are already following the UK’s lead with their own net zero targets. When the UK was confirmed as COP26 President, less than 30% of global GDP was signed up to net zero or carbon neutrality targets. Today, in part again because of UK leadership, that figure is now over 80% – and rising.

John Dennis, Representative of British Office Taipei, said at the opening of UK pavilion today:

The UK is a natural partner to Taiwan in its energy transition. A key priority for the British Office Taipei is supporting Taiwan to harness the opportunities of action on climate change and to help power a new era of renewable energy, including offshore wind. There are now more than 30 British offshore wind companies in Taiwan, delivering the full range of maritime technology and services during construction. UK businesses look forward to accelerating support for Taiwan, driving clean growth and green investments in the sustainable technologies of the future.

Taiwan has recently announced it will bring a net zero emissions target by 2050 into law and will also legislate for a carbon pricing scheme. With the UK’s experience and commercial capabilities in the offshore wind supply chain, the UK and Taiwan can work together to cement Taiwan as the Asia Pacific region’s leading offshore wind market.

Eight British companies with business operations in Taiwan are exhibiting at the UK Pavilion, themed around Tower Bridge – an iconic and world-famous British landmark. The companies have been selected to demonstrate the breadth of British expertise including offshore windfarm planning and construction; engineering consultancy; crew transfer vessels; Operations & Maintenance; blade services, floating wind technology; and temporary power and temperature solutions for offshore wind farms.

Welcome to visit UK Pavilion at Energy Taiwan 2021 by 10 December to meet British supply chain businesses and explore future cooperation.

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