Wind Energy – Taiwan
Today, May 17, Ørsted held the christening and naming of TSS Pioneer, the first-ever bespoke Service Operation Vessel in Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific region.
The SOV was delivered by the Ta San Sang Marine Co. and constructed at the VARD Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam.
Christy Wang, General Manager of Ørsted in Taiwan, says: “Ørsted has again demonstrated our pioneering role in Taiwan’s offshore wind industry with the launch of TSS Pioneer, as we are the one and only to introduce the state-of-the-art technology to ensure professional and efficient operation for our offshore wind farms. Ørsted outlined a clear vision few years ago to bring in world-class capabilities and foster a strong local offshore wind industry. In the O&M scope, we took the initiative further through signing the 15-year contract with TSS. Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of the long-term, value-creating and knowledge gaining O&M business for TSS, as well as our strong partnership.”
TSS Pioneer is the first Taiwan-flagged SOV customized to meet the specific requirements of the Greater Changhua offshore wind farms and Taiwan Strait conditions. It also represents exciting new opportunities for local vessel suppliers to gain experience in marine engineering, operations, and cultivate local talents for the O&M phase of offshore wind farms.