As part of ongoing efforts to support government green energy goals and to stimulate the development of a national wind-energy sector, the Port of Taichung, TIPC has dedicated 111ha. of land in Industrial Zone (II) as a future base for the country’s nascent domestic offshore wind industry. Business recruitment efforts are slated to begin soon, with the list of priority target companies including suppliers of wind-turbine generators, rotors, towers, marine cables, and cast turbine components.
Following the Bureau of Energy (BOE)’s announcement on the selection and bidding results for offshore wind farms, the Port of Taichung, in support of the government’s promotion of offshore wind farm development, will announce a formal bid in late August for the rights to invest in and conduct business on approximately 21ha. of land in the port’s Industrial Zone (II). This section of land has been earmarked for production, storage, and other activities related to wind-turbine rotors. Interested investors from any industry that meet the requirements are encouraged to submit a bid.
The Port of Taichung notes that the Yeong Guan Group currently has 20ha. of land (leased in 2015) in the zone and is now building facilities to manufacture wind-turbine components. Once up and running, Yeong Guan’s operations in Taichung Port are expected to create over 700 new jobs.
After successfully closing the upcoming bid, the port will announce further bids to attract manufacturers and suppliers of wind-power equipment such as generators, rotors, towers, and marine cables. The over 70ha. of remaining land in the park will be planned, parceled and bid out to other qualified firms in expectation of creating a competitive industrial cluster that will not only bring new jobs to the port but also advance both BOE’s offshore power generation strategy and plans to localize the production of key components and parts in Taiwan.
Provided by：Port of Taichung, TIPC
Contact Person：Che-wei Hsu, Manager