GOV.UK: Two UK Pavilions demonstrate British offshore wind and hydrogen strength to support Taiwan’s green future
Bringing 22 UK companies across the offshore wind and hydrogen sectors and in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and Scottish Development International, the British Office Taipei host two themed pavilions – ‘UK Offshore Wind Pavilion’ and ‘UK-Taiwan Hydrogen Pavilion’, at the ‘Energy Taiwan 2022’ exhibition to demonstrate the UK’s supports for Taiwan’s renewable energy ambitions and 2050 net zero goals.
The UK is the world leader in clean growth, and is the first major economy to pass legislation for net zero. The UK has been working closely with all partners, including Taiwan, to inspire global climate actions, and is committed to sharing expertise on offshore wind and hydrogen sectors as well as skills and workforce planning for the renewable energy development.
John Dennis, Representative at the British Office Taipei, stated at the opening of UK Pavilion today:
The UK is partnering with Taiwan to turbo-change its offshore wind sector to become the regional leader in clean growth. British companies are at the forefront of Taiwan offshore wind industry with 38 UK offshore wind companies having opened offices in Taiwan. With momentum towards net zero gathering pace, the UK has come to this Energy Taiwan exhibition again to work closely with Taiwan in its energy transition.
UK Offshore Wind Pavilion
Venue: Booth K616c, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre Hall I
The UK Government has set an ambition to achieve up to 50GW of offshore wind by 2030, with 5GW of this utilising floating technology. The UK is home to the world’s first floating wind farm and has one of the world’s largest commercial leasing rounds for floating offshore wind with the highest total pipeline of offshore wind globally, reaching up to 86 GW to date.
Twelve UK companies are showcasing the UK’s expertise on offshore and floating wind farm on planning & construction, engineering consultancy services, subsea equipment rental, O&M services, floating wind technology, and temporary power & temperature solutions for offshore and floating wind farms. The UK’s credit agency, UK Export Finance that provided more than four hundred million pounds in credit guarantees to three offshore wind farms in Taiwan is also exhibiting at the pavilion this year.
UK-Taiwan Hydrogen Pavilion
Venue: Booth K0508, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre Hall I
The UK Government has published a hydrogen strategy in 2021 to meet its ambition for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030. The strategy includes a chapter on how the UK is working with other leading hydrogen nations to drive global leadership on the development of low carbon hydrogen to support the world’s transition to net zero.
Ten pioneering UK companies from across hydrogen value chain are showcasing at the inaugural UK-Taiwan Hydrogen Pavilion to share the UK’s expertise on hydrogen compression solutions, hydrogen production, refuelling, storage, hydrogen fuel systems, and engineering and environmental consultancy.
The UK-Taiwan Hydrogen Forum, organised in partnership with the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research and Taiwan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Partnership, will focus on the UK-Taiwan future collaboration on zero emission mobility solutions, including hydrogen-electric city buses, inter-city coaches and refuse collection vehicles.