Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Service Corp (TOWSC) has entered into collaboration agreement with the UK energy industry recruitment outfit ERSG for future business in Taiwan's offshore wind sector.
Both parties target the manning services from construction, commissioning, to operation and maintenance (O&M) stages for offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan. At the same time, both parties also agree to introduce international experts with experience to train and co-work with local personnel in order to increase the localization of skilled professionals in Taiwan.
"We are delighted to share common views and goals for the human resources development in Taiwan with ERSG for the collaboration and believe it is a way forward to enhance both the quantity and the qualification of local personnel for upcoming offshore wind opportunities", said Michael Wang of TOWSC.
"Since TOWSC is going to exercise its entitled 'Right to Match' for CIP's projects (Changfang and Xidao) O&M tenders, the collaboration between TOWSC and ERSG certainly will increase the capabilities of the team that TOWSC has been forming", he added.
The MoU that specifies the Right to Match was one of the various conditions to be fulfilled by CIP when the projects were transferred to CIP in 2017.
With Fuhai Offshore Windfarm (128MW, owned by TOWSC's major shareholder, Taiwan Generations Corp), Changfang (552MW) and Xidao Proejcts (48MW), a total capacity of 728MW wind farms, TOWSC intends to utilize its unique position in Changhua sea area to form the consortium for future offshore wind opportunities, eyeing the total 5500MW business between 2020 to 2025.
ERSG will provide the expertise in manning services into the collaboration and bring in experienced professionals from Europe to Taiwan. By working with TOWSC, ERSG will be able to expand its genuine services to the APAC region.
ERSG clients enjoy the benefits associated with a workforce provider whose reputation is built on honesty, integrity and a flexible partnership approach. With offices in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Seattle, Orlando, Boston & London they leverage global expertise to add true value as a partner.
The ability to offer full spectrum solutions to energy infrastructure projects is enhanced by global partners, now including TOWSC, ensuring the ability to provide fully compliant staffing solutions.
Jonathan Rickard, Business Manager for ERSG commented "I am incredibly delighted to strengthen the working relationship with TOWSC to provide highly skilled workers to the burgeoning offshore wind market in Taiwan. We see this as a positive collaboration for the emerging markets in APAC and we look forward to embracing the challenges ahead and helping the region realise its goals for the future of renewable energy."