An overview of Taiwan’s offshore wind turbine and components testing and certification capacity and current situation

Author(s): Wan-Hua Liaoa, Hsiao-Chi Lina , Ting-Hao Kuob
a TIER Research Division I, Taipei, Taiwan
b Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Taipei, Taiwan
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 9, no. 2, March 2020: pp. 323-329
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.9.2.323-329

Abstract: Due to the high manufacturing and maintenance costs, the quality of the turbine is an important factor in wind farm operations. Offshore wind farms have been in operation for years in Europe, and wind turbine supply chains and the testing and certification mechanisms have formed. As the manufacturing of offshore wind turbine components has become a globally competitive business, the testing and certification of turbines and their components have become a key factor in turbine quality. Testing and certification is also an important quality control mechanism for turbine manufacturers in their supply chain management. The rapid development of Taiwan’s offshore wind power industry has created a need for better quality control. This paper will give an overview of testing and certification mechanisms for offshore wind turbines and components, and the overview of Taiwan’s offshore wind policy current situation, giving recommendations for Taiwan in building its own testing and certification capacity.

Keywords: offshore wind power, testing, certification, directions for allocating installed capacity of offshore wind potential zones
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