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  • SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden

30 Apr 2019

SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden

As the key representative for SBO in Taiwan, Matt is based in Taipei and will provide strategic leadership in business development, sales & marketing and operations both locally and in other East Asian markets. UK-born Matt is a fluent Mandarin speaker and a long term resident of Taiwan, having lived and worked there over the past seven years. Matt has a broad range of work experience across diverse industries including renewable energy, retail, textile, education and aviation. He has previously worked for the Swire Group in various commercial and operations-related roles in China, Hong Kong and India.

“The strategic decision to have a dedicated person driving SBO’s business in Taiwan cements our long term commitment to the expansion of our business operations both in Taiwan and in the broader region. With our operational experience and a strong track record in the renewables sector, SBO will harness our strengths and we plan to access the diverse range of vessels in the Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) fleet to contribute positively to the development of the fast expanding offshore wind industry in Taiwan,” says Chief Executive Officer, SBO, Mikkel Gleerup.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, SBO owns and operates two Windfarm Installation Vessels (WIVs) and is a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO). SBO prides itself in delivering high quality installation services for offshore windfarm foundations, transition pieces and wind turbine generators and provides a wide range of maintenance, construction and decommissioning works.

Over the past six years, SBO has built a sound reputation in Europe as a reliable operator capable of installing offshore wind components under challenging environmental conditions. Throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019, SBO’s WIVs have operated in deep waters with jacking operations further complicated by difficult seabed soils. SBO’s recent projects have been defined by conditions similarly challenging to those found off the coasts of Taiwan. SBO’s vessels have demonstrated themselves as highly capable when faced with challenging soil conditions and extreme water depths, and therefore, as especially well-suited to the Taiwanese market.

 

Matt Bowden, Area Manager at Swire Blue Ocean

Matt Bowden, Area Manager, Taiwan at Swire Blue Ocean

For business partners keen on exploring opportunities with SBO in Taiwan, please contact:

Matt Bowden
Area Manager, Taiwan
Email: matt.bowden@swireblueocean.com 
Tel: +886 287919032
Address: No. 287, Section 1, Jiuzong Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 11494, Taiwan

For media queries, please contact: 
Lisbet Kjær
Marketing Coordinator
Swire Blue Ocean
Email: lisbet.kjaer@swireblueocean.com
Tel: +45 32 46 31 00

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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
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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
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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
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SBO installing deepest fixed turbine  25 Feb 2019
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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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