01 February 2018
Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime are entering into a partnership with CSBC Corporation in Taiwan
As part of their strategy to become global market leaders, these Danish veterans of the wind power industry will produce and supply offshore substations together with the Taiwanese shipyard.
The two Danish partners, Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime, have been market leaders in their field for more than 15 years, primarily within Northern Europe. But now the time is right and the Taiwanese market is ready for the duo to develop opportunities for continued growth. Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime have therefore entered into a partnership with the local shipyard CSBC, jointly creating a significant supplier to cover the Taiwanese market for offshore substations.
The Taiwanese government has proposed very ambitious targets for the completion of large offshore projects. The original target has been set at 5.5 GW by 2025 – and with the potential for more – so Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime have joined forces with the local shipyard CSBC to ensure continued momentum and development within one of their largest areas of expertise.
The large Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation has ambitions of participating in the local offshore wind market. Close collaboration between the three partners has therefore been established with the conclusion of a partnership agreement which was reached last week.
“We also want to be an important player in the Taiwanese offshore wind market, and we know that with a strong and reliable partner in Taiwan that has great experience in the fabrication of complex steel structures, our trio will be able to reach new heights in the offshore wind sector,” says Lars Kristensen, Senior Vice President, Bladt Industries.
Vice President of Semco Maritime, Carsten Nielsen, says: “This partnership provides a very strong constellation of professional and market leading companies within the industry. Semco Maritime and Bladt Industries have developed a leading position over the last 15 years in the market for offshore transformer stations in Europe, which in partnership with the market leading shipyard in Taiwan forms a very strong constellation without equal. I am certain that CSBC Corporation has exactly the qualities we are looking for.”
Executive Vice President of CSBC, Foung-Tang Lin, says: “We see it as a major strength that, together with the two leading suppliers from the European market, we are now establishing ourselves in the rapidly growing Taiwanese offshore market. This partnership will give us a unique, unequalled position in the Taiwanese market.”
The three partners are delighted to create local jobs in Taiwan as a consequence of this new partnership.
About CSBC Corporation
CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (CSBC) is a very strong and experienced steel fabricator specialising in the building of container vessels for the global market. CSBC has an excellent international reputation, while retaining good links with local companies and political society. CSBC operates two large, separate shipyards in Taiwan. The largest facility is based in Kaohsiung City.
About Bladt Industries
Bladt Industries, based in Aalborg, has been the world leader in the offshore wind market since the first large offshore wind projects were built in Europe around 2002. To date, Bladt Industries has produced or been involved in the fabrication of monopiles and transition pieces for more than 1500 offshore wind turbines. In addition, Bladt Industries has produced or is in the process of producing more than 100 offshore jacket foundations. Finally, Bladt Industries has so far received orders for a total of 20 large substations for offshore wind farms. All in all, Bladt Industries has a very comprehensive list of references in the offshore wind sector and has great experience in implementing projects for large global customers in the offshore wind market. Additional information about Bladt Industries is available at www.bladt.dk.
For further information, please contact:
Bladt Industries A/S: Tenna Hørby, Marketingchef, tel. +45 2171 4326, firstname.lastname@example.org
Semco Maritime A/S: Lene Tornel, PA to the CEO, Executive Management, tel. +45 3038 6477, email@example.com