In cooperation with the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) the German Trade Office Taipei has organized a delegation visit of five German companies
In cooperation with the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) the German Trade Office Taipei has organized a delegation visit of five German companies active in the field of offshore wind to Taiwan from September 23 to 26, 2019 as part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
“With their vast expertise in offshore wind technology, German companies constitute excellent partners for Taiwan’s energy transition efforts. We strongly believe that this delegation visit will not only strengthen our economic ties but also further enhance our cooperation in the offshore wind energy business,” stated Axel Limberg, Chief Representative and Executive Director of the German Trade Office Taipei during the “German-Taiwanese Offshore Wind Conference” at the Sherwood Taipei. The conference marked the beginning of the delegation visit. Five renowned German companies exclusively showcased their latest technology, products and solutions regarding the offshore wind energy sector to over 100 participants. During their one week stay in Taiwan, the German companies will also have the chance to meet with their Taiwanese counterparts in individual meetings that have been arranged throughout the whole week.
Background of the Delegation:
The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is supporting initial business contact delegation visits by small- and medium-sized German companies of various industries to destinations worldwide via its “Mittelstand Global” initiative. The main goal of this delegation visit is to provide German companies active in the field of offshore wind energy and Taiwanese firms of all branches and sizes with a platform to make first contact with one another and initiate future partnerships.
The five participating German companies are:
Aside from the companies, Dr.-Ing. Lorenz Müller, Head Of Regulatory Affairs at 50Hertz Transmission GmbH and Mr. Alexander Ohff, Executive Vice President Asia-Pacific at World Forum Offshore Wind also delivered speeches at the conference.
German Energy Solutions Initiative
The German Energy Solutions Initiative is implemented in coordination with German industry associations as members of the advisory council and in cooperation with partners such as the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs), the German Energy Agency (dena), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and further international project partners and service providers.
Around 1600 companies participate in around 170 events and projects every year. The annual budget of the German Energy Solutions Initiative amounts to €18.5 million. The promotion of smart and sustainable energy in Germany has resulted in the establishment of an industry which offers some of the world’s leading technologies. This industry encompasses several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises specialized in the development, design and production of renewable energy systems, energy efficiency solutions, smart grids and storage technologies.
With this level of expertise and experience in the promotion and deployment of renewable and smart energy solutions, Germany is a perfect partner for business cooperation. The German Energy Solutions Initiative aims to strengthen the position of German energy technologies on the international market and support firms to find adequate partners to market their solutions abroad.