The Taiwanese
offshore wind power sector has only recently emerged; issues such as wind power
technology, talent, and bank financing have been challenging. However, offshore
wind power policies have been implemented in order to stimulate development in
maritime construction and wind farm operations. The cooperation with the German testing
company TÜV Rheinland (Technischer Überwachungsverein, Technical Inspection
gives an international linkage to the green economy in Taiwan. A wind power forum was jointly hosted by TÜV Rheinland and the Taiwan
Wind Turbine Industry Association in 2017. Foreign experts were invited to
share information on topics such as offshore wind power life-cycle risk
management and analysis, international wind power standards, underwater
infrastructure certification, as well as implementation and planning of
offshore wind power industrial localization in Taiwan (TÜV Rheinland, 2017).
Risk management in the renewable energy is an efficient plan of reducing the
costs and creating job opportunities along with implying technologies from one
of the most successful countries in green policy managements. It targets all
development goals as stipulated in the Bureau
of Energy’s Guideline on Energy
Development (2017).

The rapid
growth in green policy in Germany and its economic stability made it a leading
country regarding renewable energy. Germany established its economy to be
efficient, promoted alternative mobility, educational and training programs,
research development, etc.; TÜV Rheinland is one of the leading technical
inspection and testing companies in Germany, who got involved with Taiwan’s
green economy policy. “We believe that we can only make a positive impact on
economic, social and ecological issues if sufficient revenues are secured” (TÜV
Rheinland, 2018a).2
TÜV Rheinland offers technical service in testing, inspection, certification,
consultation and training in different fields. One of their specialization is
Power Generation (biomass, fossil, nuclear, solar, wind). Since its founding in
1872, it has grown from a regional testing organization into one of the world’s
leading testing service providers with two of its centers in Taipei and in
Taichung. TÜV Rheinland Taiwan is the first to obtain the Taiwan Accreditation
Foundation laboratory qualifications for uninterruptible power supply testing,
making it the only local certification body recognized by the US Environmental
Protection Agency for testing and certification (ibid., 2012). In 2009,
following the opening of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Gongliao District,
New Taipei City, Taiwan Power Company turned to TÜV Rheinland when a wide
spectrum of inspection services by authorized personnel were required (ibid.,

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Rheinland comprises German businesses that provide inspection and product
certification services.

TÜV Rheinland acknowledges its social, ecological and economic responsibilities
that determine the company’s policy on values and responsibility. The profit-oriented
corporation is trying to control and minimize the negative impact of today’s
business practices on the environment ().

The construction project of the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant began in 1999, was
expected to be completed by the end of 2004. However, civil protests and
interruptions by Taiwan’s government caused significant delays. Taipower needed
a reliable Authorized Nuclear Inspection company to conduct comprehensive
inspection services on the plant’s site (TÜV Rheinland, 2018b).


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