Certex UK - part of the Lifting Solutions division of Axel Johnson - has opened its new office in Taiwan.
The new operation has opened with three staff member who report into Certex UK’s engineering services team based in Great Yarmouth, UK. It will offer a full range of loose lifting equipment and bespoke lifting products to the wind power market, including custom' wind turbine blade lifting attachments and other equipment. Services will include statutory inspections, fall-arrest systems, pre-assembly wind farm work packages, bespoke lifting equipment design and manufacture.
Scott Wilcox, managing director at Certex UK, said: “Taiwan is in the early phases of offshore renewable energy, but already has a number of new wind farms planned in the coming years. We will initially be focussed on the provision of labour for inspection services for the onshore and offshore stages of the construction of new farms. It is early in the local market’s renewables journey, but we want to be close to the point of use from the outset, delivering equipment and services for which our brand has become renowned in other parts of the world. Taiwan is also viewed by leading wind energy companies as a future hub for activity in other Asian countries. We expect to see local ports and supporting infrastructure transform in the short-term future.”
“Certex Renewables will benefit from our presence and visibility on the ground. Several other companies do something similar, but our system is of a very high standard and has some useful additional features. We have a design team based in Denmark working from a new technology centre to provide specialist support. Coupled with our catalogue of other services, we are going to market with a full service package.”