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.


Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032
Canwea_id1984