As a key player in the early stages of the wind power supply chain, Dragon Geosciences  remains focused on "sustainable energy" development. With substantial investments from the government and corporations in recent years, Taiwan, which used to heavily rely on imported energy, has embarked on a new milestone as of 2024. According to the information released by the Energy Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan ranks among the top in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of wind field, wind turbine installation, and power generation capacity, demonstrating a promising future for the offshore wind power industry.


Current Status of Offshore Wind Power Development in Taiwan

The United Nations introduced the "2030 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs” in 2015, comprising 17 objectives for sustainable development by 2030. Goal 7 stresses the need to "ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all." In 2023, the world witnessed record-high temperatures, with global warming linked to extensive fossil fuel use. This year highlights SDGs sustainable development, drawing increasing global attention to sustainable energy. With Taiwan heavily dependent on imported energy a decade ago, recent government initiatives promoting renewable energy, like wind and solar power, have yielded significant results. Current statistics show renewable sources contribute 8.3% of electricity, surpassing nuclear power at 8.2%. Taiwan's energy development is reaching a noteworthy milestone. 


Advantages of Offshore Wind Power Development in Taiwan

Taiwan possesses natural geographical advantages for developing wind power, especially in areas such as the Taiwan Strait, western coasts, and the Penghu archipelago, where the average annual wind speed can exceed 5 to 6 meters per second. With substantial investments from the government and corporations, offshore wind power has achieved remarkable results. By the end of 2023, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced that Taiwan had installed 283 wind turbines, achieving the target of establishing 2.25GW of wind farms. This not only fulfills the originally set goal of 2.03 to 2.43GW but also positions Taiwan at the forefront in the Asia-Pacific region, distinguishing itself as one of the few countries globally to surpass 2GW in offshore wind power capacity. 


Anticipating Breakthroughs in Offshore Wind Power in 2024

Looking ahead to 2024, Taiwan aims to install 314 to 374 wind turbine units offshore, with a cumulative installed capacity of 2.56 to 3.04 GW. As the maritime season unfolds this year, Dragon Geosciences has actively completed internal training and trial runs, gearing up to provide more precise and outstanding marine surveying services. Together, we embrace the new breakthroughs in offshore wind development for 2024!