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17-18 October 2022

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Taipei, Taiwan

About the Event

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) are bringing together Taiwan’s policymakers, offshore wind leaders, investors and international stakeholders to power the growth of Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind market at the Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan (GOWST) 2022. GOWST is the official annual offshore wind event where the Taiwan government and industry officials discuss the critical challenges and opportunities facing Taiwan in the APAC wind energy sector from now to 2035, such as supply chain and port infrastructure development, Round 3 localization strategy, CPPA financing and the future of floating offshore wind.

GOWST is an event organised by the industry, for the industry, focuses on how to strengthen the policy framework for sustainable development of the wind sector towards achieving Taiwan’s ambitious targets and building a greener economy. It will take place on 17-18 October 2022. This year, the event will continue to be held in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation, presentations, forum discussion and networking sessions.

Why Taiwan?

The global wind industry has enjoyed its second-best year ever in 2021, despite bracing through the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic – almost 94 GW of wind capacity was added with only 1.8% behind 2020. The offshore wind market alone enjoyed its best-ever year with 21.1 GW commissioned, a three-fold increase, bringing the world’s total offshore capacity to 57 GW. This is a clear sign of the incredible resilience and upward trajectory of the wind industry. In view of the commitment to Net zero gathered global momentum at COP26 in Glasgow, wind power is poised to play a vital role in accelerating the global energy transition. Coupled with growing energy security concerns triggered by international conflicts, the current rate of wind growth although impressive is simply not rapid enough. A wave of new policy initiatives is crucial to address the installation gap and Taiwan has to take action now.

GWEC Market Intelligence’s latest Global Wind Report shows that by the end of 2021, Taiwan had only installed 109 MW out of the anticipated 1 GW of offshore wind. The delay is primarily caused by COVID-19-related disruption. However, with the finalisation of Round 3 rules in December last year and Round 3 Period 1 auction due coming August, Taiwan is positioned to be the largest offshore wind market in Asia (excluding Mainland China) in the coming year. Taiwan’s offshore wind ambition is widely recognised as one of the most exciting emerging markets for offshore wind, driven by the government’s commitment to boost its offshore wind power generation capacity by 15 GW over 10 years between 2026 and 2035. All eyes are now on Taiwan as it will connect 5.5 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2025 and another 15 GW will be tendered by the government through the Round 3 auctions for commissioning by 2035.

A booming offshore market will stimulate the local economy, creating green jobs, investment in local infrastructure specifically port infrastructure, and allowing Taiwan to be an export hub in APAC for the growing offshore industry. Taiwan is on track to generate over 20,000 jobs and nearly $30 billion in inward investment by 2025, making the industry a cornerstone for a green recovery in the region. By 2035, the investment from offshore wind is expected to reach $90 billion USD and create around 57,000 jobs.

Join us from 17-18 October in Taipei and/or virtually, to be part of the official offshore wind industry event and be a leader in the Taiwan market.

Day 1 Programme

09:00 – 09:40 WELCOME REMARKS

09:40 – 11:00 HIGH-LEVEL TAIWAN OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT FORUM

(This session brings together C-Suite Executives of leading wind industry players active in Taiwan’s offshore developments to dialogue with Director-Generals of the Taiwanese government (BOE, IDB and BSMI) on the challenges and opportunities ahead for offshore wind in Taiwan.)

11:00 – 11:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30 KEYNOTE SESSION: REGIONAL OUTLOOK

(This session provides a regional perspective on the various offshore wind markets that draws upon the success stories and challenges that each individual market is facing or could potentially anticipate.)

12:30 – 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 – 17:30 — BREAKOUT SESSIONS: STREAM 1 & 2 —

Stream 1: Offshore Wind Supply Chain and Infrastructure

  • Technical Session 1A: Moving Taiwan’s Offshore Wind to the Next Level – Building the Local Supply Chain, Infrastructure, and Manpower
    (Moderator: MIRCD)
  • Technical Session 1B: Building the Port and Infrastructure for the Offshore Wind
    (Moderated by TIPC)

Stream 2: Offshore Wind Technical Session

  • Session 2A: Underwater Structure and Construction
  • Session 2B: Offshore Wind Assessment, Siting and Marine Water Condition Surveying

17:30 – 18:30 HAPPY HOUR: BELGIUM OFFSHORE CLUSTER HAPPY HOUR

18:30 – 21:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

Day 2 Programme

09:30 – 11:00 FINANCE FORUM:
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROJECT FINANCE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CPPA MARKET IN TAIWAN

11:00 – 11:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30 FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND FORUM

(Learn more about the latest technology challenges as well as better understanding some of the technologies that might make floating wind competitive in the future.)

12:30 – 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

(This session provides a regional perspective on the various offshore wind markets that draws upon the success stories and challenges that each individual market is facing or could potentially anticipate.)

14:00 – 17:30 — BREAKOUT SESSIONS: STREAM 3 & 4 –

Stream 3: Offshore Wind Technical Session

  • Technical Session 3A: Offshore Wind Vessels and Strategies on OFW Logistics
    (Moderator: MIRCD)
  • Technical Session 3B: Development and Innovative and Integral Solution for Foundation, Towers and Auxiliary

Stream 4: Offshore Wind Technical Session

  • Session 4A: Wind Turbine Technologies
  • Session 4B: Training, Manpower and Other Needs in Offshore Wind Markets in Taiwan

Past-year Event Highlights

GOWST 2021 Resource Download

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