DNV supports equipment manufacturer Intercontinental Wind Energy with offshore wind diversification

DNV will provide quality assurance, quality control and related technical support to Intercontinental Wind Energy Co., Ltd. (IWE) on Taiwan, which is diversifying into turbine jacket fabrication for offshore wind.

  • DNV will provide quality assurance and quality control, as well as related technical support to turbine jacket fabricator Intercontinental Wind Energy (IWE) for offshore wind projects
  • DNV’s work scope will assist IWE towards Tier-1 supplier status for offshore wind on Taiwan
  • Contract builds on similar DNV work for advisory support to accelerate the offshore wind sector uptake off the coast of the island

By working with DNV IWE aims to speed up their wind team’s learning and improve the quality and safety of processes and procedures for the planning and execution of future projects for offshore wind customers.  

DNV will be the lead external consultant and provide advisory services. Its main responsibilities will involve supporting the IWE project team and IWE customers, assisting in requests for proposals and preparing a training programme.  

The move by IWE to diversify in renewable energy is validated by DNV’s Ocean’s Future to 2050 report which states that in 2022, 80% of capital expenditure (capex) in the Blue Economy was invested in the offshore oil and gas sector, but by 2050 that number will have dropped to 25%. By then, offshore wind will receive the largest investments, accounting for half of all capex.   

The chairperson of IWE Liao Shih-Ming said “Investing more in renewable energy and offshore wind is a global trend. We're happy to have one of the international well-known advisors, DNV, to help achieve our ambition of providing safety and quality in our production process.” 

Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director APAC, Energy Systems at DNV

“We are honoured that IWE has chosen DNV to support its ambitions and that we have been able to build on the previous positive experience of working together,” said Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director APAC, Energy Systems at DNV. “The contract also follows similar work we conducted for other customers to support localization efforts towards offshore project development and building up the local supply chain on Taiwan. The work for IWE will add to our understanding of how we can best assist local suppliers to maximize economic opportunities from offshore wind developments on Taiwan.”  

“We are happy that our experience in supporting local fabricators has led to more suppliers becoming Tier 1 vendors to back the build-up of the local supply chain on Taiwan as part of its offshore wind ambition and localization requirements,” said Roger Chang, Head of Offshore Infrastructure Technology, Taiwan at DNV.

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