WFO Taiwan Holds First Offshore Wind Industry Legal Contracts Workshop
the aim of the workshop was to increase understanding of the typical contract types seen in the industry and how they play out in practice. Legal experts from LCS & Partners, Beacon International Attorneys At Law and offshore wind industry experts from Northland Power, wpd, CDWE and James Fisher Renewables. The three-day workshop covered topics in the industry common contract such as introduction of contract structure, disputes, force majeure and COVID-19, O&M, as well as trade-offs. practical experiences. At the end of the workshop, participants who attended all three days will receive a certificate of completion.
Mr. David Chiang, WFO Taiwan Representative, says the importance of this workshop in collaboration with TIER as well as industry experts extends beyond the immediate benefits of enabling the supply chain of l local industry to become more familiar with industry contracts in terms of legal or litigation. Workshop speakers also highlighted aspects such as the challenges of correlating location requirements which can be a hidden pain point that can be overlooked.
Mr. Chung-Chun Hsu, associate researcher and team leader of TIER Division 1, said that the zonal development schedule to 2026 is approaching, and whether the probability of on-time completion is highly dependent on the chain. local procurement, which has a strong link with industry contracts. The aim of these industry workshops can build domain know-how, connect the local supply chain with international experts, and provide progressive support for the development of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan.
The three-day Offshore Wind Industry Legal Contracts Workshop concluded with 75.5% of registered candidates successfully completing the workshop with a certification of completion. This indicates that the dynamics of the Offshore Wind power supply chain is in line with the development policy but with a real desire for professionalization. A recurring theme in Taiwan’s offshore wind industry and growing in importance.