Prosperity and benefits for local suppliers and communities

At Ørsted, we’re actively engaging with the communities in which we operate. Our projects generate clean, reliable energy for millions of people in the world and create true value for local communities everywhere we work. 

Since day one, we have worked to build a healthy local offshore wind industry ecosystem from scratch to support the green energy build out and contribute to Taiwan’s energy transition and Net-Zero goals. We’re creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs utilising our end-to-end business model of developing, constructing to operating offshore wind farms. We are committed to developing robust local supply chains and creating long-term benefits for local communities. 
Growing our presence 

In 2016, we established our APAC headquarters in Taipei in 2016. Since then, we’ve built a strong presence in the communities where we operate. 

We were awarded the grid capacity in 2018 to build the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms, which we worked with more than 200 local suppliers and sub-suppliers to build Taiwan’s first large-scale, far shore wind farms. 

Moreover, we kick started the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) phase in 2022. This included launching the world’s first customised service operation vessel, establishing a local O&M team with Taiwanese technicians and inaugurating O&M hub at the Port of Taichung. This demonstrates our efforts to ensure optimal wind farm operations and create long-term, high-skilled jobs and business opportunities for local communities throughout the 25-30 years of wind farm lifecycle.
Creating a sustainable value chain

We’re committed to building a sustainable and competitive local supply chain to support our offshore wind projects in Taiwan. We’re driving offshore wind localisation by working hand-in-hand with local suppliers to ramp up their capabilities and experience in the offshore wind industry. 

A green talent powerhouse in Taiwan 

The talent pool is key to building a strong and sustainable renewable energy industry in Taiwan. Across our offices in Taipei, Taichung, and Changhua, we’re recruiting locally and building a multi-disciplinary team with a range of roles across operations and maintenance, engineering and construction, local stakeholder affairs and more. 

Ørsted also offers many programmes to cultivate the offshore wind talent pool from scratch through trainings and green education:

Our local engagement

We’re constantly seeking to create opportunities and enable local communities to benefit from the development of the renewable energy industry.

Amongst other local initiatives, Ørsted Taiwan has also partnered with local schools to conduct beach cleaning in Changhua annually; hosted Ørsted’s sustainable living Festival in Lukang; sponsored the Ju Percussion Group summer music event; donated a Global Positioning System and Automatic Identification System to Taichung Fisherman Communications Station; and participated in major local festivals.