Minesto and Taiwan Cement Green Energy (TCCGE) have agreed to collaborate in the development of tidal and ocean current energy power in Taiwan. The firms signed an agreement that covers assessments of economic and technical feasibility of selected sites, site development, and applications for feed in tariffs.

The energy transition agenda in Taiwan is ambitious but with significant challenges given the large share of fossils currently relied on (95%) The available ocean energy resource, when matched with the right technologies, opens up an opportunity to move forward rapidly and with higher ambitions. In 2022, a new Ocean Energy electricity feed-in tariff was introduced to support the transition into renewable energy.

”Taiwan Cement is an experienced and successful developer of renewable energy production in Taiwan with a strong focus on pioneering projects and an openness for new technologies,” commented Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto. “Minesto’s Dragons are still in the early stage of commercial deployment and that makes this collaboration even more valuable for us, them and Taiwan.” 

”Our long-term commitment to Taiwan can finally bear fruit. We are looking forward to working with one of the strongest and most renowned companies in Taiwan to seek synergies in local production and supporting infrastructure, while leveraging on Taiwanese manufacturing and technology strengths,” added Dr Yung-Lung Chen, Project Manager of Minesto Taiwan.

”We have a lot to investigate and pursue, that makes it even more important to accelerate development and push forward. We are looking forward to the collaboration,” said William C.L. Weng, President of TCCGE.