Mammoet-Giant JV - the Joint Venture between Mammoet and Giant Heavy Machinery Services - has opened a third location in Taiwan.
Located in Taichung on the north west side of the island, the new location will offer onshore services to the large number of offshore windfarm projects scheduled over the next 15 years. It is situated next to a quay area marked for turbine pre-assembly work as well as Taichung Port which has been earmarked to be the offshore hub.
The move comes after the Taiwan government announced plans to achieve 25 percent of local electricity generation from renewable sources, which will see the country add a large number of new offshore wind farms as it looks to generate an additional gigawatt of energy every year until 2035.
Mammoet will provide engineering, heavy lifting and transportation services with access to more than 200 axle lines of SPMTs and a 3,200 tonne PTC200 DS modular ring crane in the country.
Mammoet Taiwan managing director Chris Schraa, said: “Our strong Joint Venture with Giant Heavy Machinery Services Corp and the new cooperation with the Taiwan International Ports Corporation means that the time now is right for us to move closer to where we execute our projects. We have extensive experience in delivering safe and timely engineered solutions for wind power and renewables projects and aim to find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.”
The Mammoet-Giant JV now has locations in Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung, offering various services as well as workshop facilities for in house maintenance and repair.