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German wind turbine-servicing firm to open office in Taiwan

2018/11/02 20:42:41

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Taipei, Nov. 2 (CNA) German wind turbine-servicing company Deutsche Windtechnik, part of wind farm operator and developer wpd group, is to establish a branch office in Taiwan, according to a statement issued by the company Thursday.

The office will house an initial team of 25, including local Taiwanese personnel, which will be led by three specialized managers from Germany, the statement said.

The office will handle maintenance work on a wpd 640-megawatt Yunlin offshore wind project that will start commissioning its turbines by 2020, the statement said.

Deutsche Windtechnik will be responsible for the project's technical, business and logistics managements, while also looking after its underwater infrastructure, electricity substation and general maintenance, the statement noted.

Achim Berge Olsen, managing director wpd offshore GmbH, said in the statement that wpd and Deutsche Windtechnik share many years of experience of cooperation, including an offshore wind project in the North Sea.

Meanwhile, wpd told CNA Friday that Deutsche Windtechnik is also conducting talks with National Yunlin University of Science and Technology and National Formosa University to hold wind power-based classes to cultivate local talent.

According to the Deutsche Windtechnik website, the company has 1,118 employees and has 3,510 wind turbines under basic and full maintenance contracts.

(By Liao Yu-yang and William Yen)