Shizen Energy and Swancor Renewable Energy forge offshore wind alliance

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 08/12/2021 Shizen Energy

Shizen Energy Inc. (Shizen Energy) and Swancor Renewable Energy Co.,Ltd.(Swancor Renewable Energy) have agreed to jointly develop offshore wind farms throughout the Kyushu region in a joint venture.

Swancor Renewable Energy is a power utility company active in Taiwan’s renewable energy industry. In 2012, it began developing the first offshore wind project in Taiwan, and has been involved in the development of a cumulative total of approximately 5,000 MW of projects, including construction, operation and maintenance.

Shizen Energy has a track record of developing approximately 1GW of renewable energy power plants in Japan, and its portfolio has expanded from solar to onshore and offshore wind, hydro, and biomass. In the field of offshore wind power, Shizen Energy has been involved in efforts to introduce offshore wind power in Japan from an early stage, starting with its participation in a zoning project in 2016 and engaging in offshore wind power development off the coast of Chiba Prefecture.

Lucas Lin, CEO of Swancor Renewable Energy (SRE) said, “As a renewable energy developer, we have been paying close attention to how climate change and global warming have affected our lives, and have been endeavoring to promote Taiwan’s energy transition and a sustainable environment as part of our corporate mission. We are very excited about the partnership with Shizen Energy.  To participate in Japan’s offshore wind development will not only open a window of opportunity for us to realize our ideal of exploring overseas markets, collaborate with international partners to promote renewable energy in a joint manner, but is also an important step forward in expanding diverse, bilateral exchanges and cooperation between Japan and Taiwan."

Masaya Hasegawa, representative director of Shizen Energy, said: “We believe that the purpose of Shizen Energy’s existence, ‘We take action for the blue planet,’ is the very objective of our business. In order to achieve this goal, we want to build a future together with our partners around the world who share our ambition to accelerate the expansion of renewable energy. We are convinced that this partnership with Swancor Renewable Energy, which has experience in the development of wind farms off the coast of Taiwan, will be a powerful driving force in advancing development off the coast of Kyushu, and will further accelerate the introduction of offshore wind power in Japan.”