Mammoet expands in Taiwan with new Taichung office
Mammoet’s business in
Taiwan, working with joint venture partner Giant Heavy Machinery Services
Corp and under its recent cooperation with Taiwan International Ports Corporation
(TIPC), has announced that it will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan.
The cooperation with TIPC will operate under the name TIPH which stands
for Taiwan International Ports Heavy-Machinery Co.
Mammoet will provide engineering, heavy lifting and transportation solutions
including marshalling, ballasting, weighing, load-in and load-out transportation
services. As for equipment, Mammoet Taiwan now has 200+ axle-lines of SPMT
and a super heavy lift PTC200 DS ring crane. Services are supported by
a leadership team and workforce of over 150 employees.
Chris Schraa, Managing Director for Mammoet Taiwan, 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.”
Mammoet will now have a total of three offices on the island. The offices
are located in: Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung. All three locations offer
various services as well as workshop facilities for in-house maintenance
and repair. Currently, Taiwan's government is rolling out its plans to
achieve 25% of local electricity generation from renewable sources - in
particular wind energy via offshore wind farms. The government is planning
future wind projects, adding 1 GW per year until 2035. Taichung Port has
been earmarked to be the offshore hub.