• SBO Area Manager in Taiwan, Matt Bowden, speaks at the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day.

24 Oct 2019

SBO Area Manager in Taiwan, Matt Bowden, presents on Swire’s support to the construction of Formosa I at the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day.

Last week was a big week for the offshore wind industry in Taiwan, with the completion of the Formosa I offshore windfarm, and a major conference in Taipei on Tuesday, 15th October, organized by the Asia Wind Energy Association. 

The conference saw over 300 attendees representing every link in the offshore supply chain: leading developers like Ørsted and Macquarie, turbine OEMs such as Siemens Gamesa and MVOW, vessel owners like SPO and POSH and finance experts from Taiwanese and international banks. 

Swire Blue Ocean’s Area Manager in Taiwan, Matt Bowden, was invited to present on the role the vessels of SBO’s parent company, Swire Pacific Offshore played in supporting the construction of Formosa I alongside three other key stakeholders in the project, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, and EPC contractor Jan De Nul. Each participant in the Formosa I panel was able to share a very different perspective on the project, and SPO’s first-hand experiences of the weather conditions and challenges involved in executing the vessel work scopes were well-received by the audience. A significant portion of the presentation content came directly from the Masters and crew on Pacific Valkyrie, Warlock and Liberty, who were happy to share their valuable insights.

“Swire’s invitation to participate in this conference panel represents SPO’s growing profile within the offshore wind industry, not only in Taiwan, but in north-east Asia, as a leading OSV operator,” said Matt Bowden.  “For Swire vessels to be so prominently involved in Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore windfarm has been a real privilege,” he continued, “and the whole team is working hard to ensure we can build on this momentum in the years to come.”

Contact in Taiwan:
Matt Bowden, SBO Area Manager
Tel: +886 9 5583 9202
Email: enquiry.TWN@swireblueocean.com

News Overview

Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca received their best eCMID inspection results since construction  20 Apr 2020
New workshop installed on Pacific Orca to facilitate onboard maintenance of nacelles  04 Mar 2020
WindEurope Offshore 2019 is over, see you soon!  16 Dec 2019
Meet us at WindEurope Offshore 2019  18 Nov 2019
SBO exhibits at Offshore Energy 2019 in Amsterdam  30 Oct 2019
SBO participates in the Danish Royal visit to France  28 Oct 2019
SBO Area Manager in Taiwan, Matt Bowden, speaks at the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day.  24 Oct 2019
Pacific Orca passes by Copenhagen on her way to Wikinger Offshore Windfarm  24 Sep 2019
Let’s stay safe together  28 Aug 2019
SBO has started maintenance and service following recent agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy  22 Jul 2019
SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden  30 Apr 2019
Pacific Osprey chartered by GeoSea NV for transport of OTM  27 Mar 2019
SBO installing deepest fixed turbine  25 Feb 2019
Swire Blue Ocean employee killed in Great Belt train accident  11 Jan 2019
Halfway on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  21 Dec 2018
A milestone reached on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  31 Oct 2018
Exhibiting at the Offshore Energy exhibition, Amsterdam  17 Oct 2018
Beatrice project kicked off to a successful start  03 Jul 2018
Pacific Orca completes installation on the EOWDC  06 Jun 2018
New headquarters  15 Feb 2018
SBO moves to new and bigger facilities  30 Oct 2017
Gemini Offshore Wind Park Completion  01 Sep 2016
Swire Blue Ocean A/S signs contract with Siemens for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project  02 Jun 2016
Congrats to Bilfinger with completing Sandbank foundation installation  12 Feb 2016
Milestone reached on Gemini. Congrats to Van Oord  31 Aug 2015
UK Rampion Offshore Wind Farm – we are proud to have been chosen for foundation installation  01 Jun 2015
Decommissioning now also of the Gas Booster Platform B11  23 Feb 2015
New key contract signed with Bilfinger for the Sandbank project  29 Sep 2014
New key contract signed with EPCI contractor Van Oord  19 Sep 2014
Pacific Osprey setting efficiency records with WTG installation on the DanTysk wind farm  30 Aug 2014
Pacific Orca safely completes foundation installation on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm  29 Jul 2014
First complete WTG installed on DanTysk  10 Apr 2014
BR1 Foundation Installation  27 Jan 2014
Swire Blue Ocean successfully completes H7 decommissioning job  22 Aug 2013
Swire Blue Ocean naming ceremony for Pacific Osprey at Fayard in Denmark  02 Apr 2013
Swire Pacific Offshore takes delivery of world's largest Windfarm Installation Vessel  30 Jul 2012
Second Windfarm Installation Vessel ordered for Swire Blue Ocean A/S  09 Mar 2011
Swire Pacific Offshore acquires Blue Ocean Ships A/S  09 Feb 2011
Swire Blue Ocean is awarded a contract for turbine installation on the DanTysk project  17 Feb 2011
First Windfarm Installation Vessel ordered for Swire Blue Ocean A/S  10 Aug 2010


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