Second workshop on offshore wind development in Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam: Taiwanese perspectives on the challenges of port development

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    11:00 - 13:00
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    Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), The University of Tokyo


Developing a sustainable and balanced supply chain with local/regional synergies, which does not fall behind the demands of the ever-expanding wind market, is a key issue for offshore wind development.
While the main actors to address this issue are government and industry players, we believe base ports and innovative regional/port development strategies can also play an important role. Such bottom-up initiatives could open up new possibilities for sustainable transition pathways. Asian ports or local authorities may be able to learn valuable lessons from their western counterparts in this aspect.
To this end, we cordially invite the Danish Port of Esbjerg to share their experiences, including local perspectives on the various risks and challenges of base port development, as well as lessons to Asian ports concerning competition/cooperation among ports.
We hope this keynote session will set a basis for discussion at further workshops centered on perspectives of Asian counterparts.

  • 11:00-11:05
    Opening remarks
  • 11:05-11:25
    Presentation from Ministry of Economic Affairs

    Mr. Luke Cheng, Deputy CEO, Green Energy Promotion Center of the Ministry of Economic Affairs

  • 11:25-11:45
    Presentation from Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd., Taichung

    Ms. Joy Hsiao, Manager, Investment Department, Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd.

  • 11:45-12:00
    Recap of first workshop and suggested points for discussion
  • 12:00-12:45
    Moderated discussion


    Port authorities
    Japan Wind Power Association

    Port authorities

    Japanese representatives for cooperation in port development
    Japanese suppliers

  • 12:45-12:55
    Announcement of October Global Offshore Wind Summit in Kitakyushu
  • 12:55-13:00
    Closing remarks

From Taiwan, we invited the Deputy CEO of the Green Energy Promotion Center within the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Manager of the Investment Department at Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd. (TIPC) to share their thoughts and experiences of offshore wind port development. With active participation from a wide range of actors in Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam, we discussed port investment planning schemes and the way forward for trans-national supply chain collaboration in East Asia and beyond. The session revealed the importance of governmental coordination and goal-setting in Taiwan, as well as the successes and challenges of balancing local content adoption with sustainable and speedy development.