ABB_id2059
in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Under the MOU, GL Garrad Hassan and ITRI will cooperate in the fields of wind energy technological developments pertaining to industrial technology, technology strategy, and technical information and training.

Both parties will carry out joint projects, exchange technical information and expertise in the research and development of industrial technology, facilitate the technical upgrading of scientists and engineers, and explore opportunities for further cooperation in any other areas of mutual interest.

The offshore wind resource around the Taiwanese coast is considered excellent, with more than 6 GW of potential capacity at water depths of less than 50 meters. Earlier this year the Taiwanese government announced an extensive plan to speed up the deployment of offshore wind farms and promote green energy economics.

Beginning with a demonstration project in 2015, offshore wind installations are planned to ramp up over the coming years and reach 1,000 turbines and 3 GW by 2030.

Under the MOU, GL Garrad Hassan will share its expertise on offshore wind farm design, project management, offshore infrastructure, risk assessment and mitigation, certification, grid connections to marine energy technology, test site management and certification.


IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.


Getting A Grip On Grinding Gearboxes: Why Such Events Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.


How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015