Mammoet has opened a new office in Taichung, Taiwan located near sites for wind farm project execution to offer engineering and project management services.
Due to the rapid expansion of Mammoet’s business in Taiwan with joint venture partner Giant Heavy Machinery Services Corp and its recent cooperation with Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Mammoet has announced that it will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan. This will allow its team to be located closer to project sites and to offer onshore services for offshore windfarms locally.
The office is located in a quay area marked for turbine pre-assembly work and is the third Mammoet office on the island, the two others being in Hsinchu and Kaohsiung.
The cooperation with TIPC will operate under the name TIPH which stands for Taiwan International Ports Heavy-Machinery Co.
Currently, the Taiwan government is rolling out its plans to achieve 25% of local electricity generation from renewable sources – in particular wind energy via offshore windfarms. Following the successful Formosa 1 demonstration project, with 22 turbines of 8 MW generating enough energy for 130,000 homes, the Taiwan government is planning future wind projects adding 1GW per year until 2035. Taichung Port has been earmarked to be the offshore hub for years to come.
In particular, Mammoet will provide engineering, heavy lifting and transportation solutions including marshalling, ballasting, weighing, load-in and load-out transportation services. As for equipment, Mammoet Taiwan now has 200+ axle-lines of SPMT and a super heavy lift PTC200 DS ring crane. Services are supported by a well-connected leadership team and workforce of over 150 employees.
Chris Schraa, Managing Director for Mammoet Taiwan, said: “Our strong joint venture with Giant Heavy Machinery Services Corp and the new cooperation with the Taiwan International Ports Corporation means that the time now is right for us to move closer to where we execute our projects. We have extensive experience in delivering safe and timely engineered solutions for wind power and renewables projects and aim to find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.”