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Swire Renewable Energy and Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Deliver Offshore Wind Solutions in Taiwan

Posted 22 Mar 2024

Swire Renewable Energy A/S (SRE) and Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Co., Ltd have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver operations and maintenance services in the Taiwanese offshore wind turbine industry and other parts of the Asia Pacific region.

The agreement was formalised in Taipei during a ceremony attended by Tien Li President, Mr K.D. Wu and Swire Renewable Energy Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Smith, and marks a key step for both companies to develop a joint venture focussed on delivering localised wind turbine operations and maintenance services and ultimately enhancing efficiency, reliability and sustainability of offshore wind farms in Taiwan and other Asia Pacific markets. Swire and Tien Li intend to develop a large pool of local Taiwanese technicians with a broad skill set in blade repair, electrical and mechanical maintenance, offshore marine logistics services and wind turbine operations and maintenance.

"Swire Renewable Energy is looking forward to collaborating with a strong partner in Tien Li, particularly given our recent acquisition of blade repair specialist Altitec, and Tien Li’s blade manufacturing experience. The companies share a common mission to advance the efficiency and sustainability of offshore wind operations in Taiwan and we look forward to expanding our service coverage with this new partnership" said Ryan Smith, CEO of Swire Renewable Energy.

"We are excited to embark on this strategic collaboration with Swire Renewable Energy. By combining our expertise in blade manufacturing with SRE's industry leading mechanical, electrical and blade related wind turbine services, we aim to elevate operational efficiency and drive sustainable growth in the offshore wind sector.", said by Mr. K.D. Wu., President of Tien Li.

Swire Renewable Energy opened offices in Taiwan in 2023, and has established a strong presence in Taiwan, contributing to key projects such as Greater Changhua, Yunlin, Chang Fang Xi Dao, and Zhong Neng offshore wind farm projects in the last 24 months.

About Swire Renewable Energy

Swire Renewable Energy is a wind turbine inspection repair and maintenance business working both on and offshore. In the last 6 months the company has made several key acquisitions and now has operating offices in Denmark, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The company focusses on wind turbine preassembly, installation, inspection, maintenance, offshore wind marine services and repair and maintenance of renewable energy infrastructure.

About Tien Li

Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology CO., LTD. was established in 2009 and is a manufacturer of high specification offshore wind turbine blades. The company has specialised divisions focussed on rotor blade mold research, efficiency improvement of blades production processes and blades maintenance. Tien Li’s factory is located at the key wind operating port of Taichung with a of 21 hectares of facilities and associated space. Tien Li has over 400 specialist employees and is the only offshore blades manufacturer in the Asia-Pacific region which has produced more than 100 blades for the world's first-class system manufacturers supplying Taiwan's offshore wind farms.