Motive Offshore Group, which specialises in the design, manufacture, rental and inspection of marine and lifting equipment, has announced the launch of its latest international entity; a dedicated renewables hub located in Tapei, Taiwan, with an operational base near Taichung Port, which will support the offshore wind sector.
This represents the Group’s first facility in the Far East, with Eddie Moore making a permanent move to the country as Regional Director of APAC. One of the first companies to support the region’s burgeoning offshore wind market, this move allows Motive to continue to build on their significant presence within the region while simultaneously creating jobs to support the local economy, starting with an initial ten new hires with plans to continue to grow headcount over the coming months.
The base, established to support the Taiwanese offshore wind sector, is Motive’s first dedicated renewables facility, reflecting the Group’s strategy to further consolidate its position within the sector and ongoing commitment to delivering sustainability for the future.
Since entering the market in 2018, the Group has played an instrumental role in the development and commissioning of every landmark offshore wind project on the island to date, deploying multi-sector solutions to support the local supply chain.
As part of this regional growth strategy, Motive has recently joined forces with two specialist Aberdeen organisations to establish a strategic alliance for the renewables sector in Taiwan; the Subsea Cable Alliance (SCA). The alliance encompasses the expert capabilities of Motive Offshore Group, electrical engineering specialists V-TES Renewables, and marine geophysical-geotechnical service delivery company PanGeo Subsea.
The alliance aims to offer clients the opportunity to trade locally with a single partner, providing niche cable solutions through combined intelligence and capabilities, helping to reduce logistics time and costs, minimise contractual resources, and enhance vessel uptime.
Eddie Moore, Regional Director at Motive APAC, said: “Since we began supporting clients in Taiwan in 2018, it was clear they faced challenges managing contracts from Taiwan with suppliers based in Europe. We saw this as an opportunity to build on our track record of delivering cable handling and lay services by partnering with other companies that play a key role in cable services.
“PanGeo Subsea and V-TES Renewables are both companies we know well, our synergies are centred around providing cable solutions through optimum products and services dedicated to subsea cables, along with a priority for customer service and delivery. Our goal is to solve problems, and by coming together to offer a complete solution from a local entity, with a local point of contact, we can make the Taiwanese market a better place for our clients.”
“PanGeo Subsea welcomes the opportunity to work with Motive Offshore Group in support of the new Renewables Hub in Taipei, Taiwan”, said PanGeo’s CEO, Moya Cahill. “PanGeo has successfully delivered our patented 3D sub-seabed imaging technology for a cable depth of burial survey for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm and has already secured contracts for 2022. We look forward to expanding our in-market presence in the Taiwanese offshore renewable sector with the Motive Renewables Hub.”
Mark Gazey, General Manager at V-TES Renewables, said: “We are very proud to be part of the Subsea Cable Alliance (SCA) and together we offer a complete solution of tailored cable services ready to be deployed and executed through the dedicated local renewable hub.
“V-TES Renewables delivers unsurpassed specialist electrical engineering services to the renewables industry on and offshore. Providing high voltage (HV), fibre, switchgear & rope access expertise, competitive holistic solutions will now be provided to our East Asian client base as part of the alliance.
“We are aware of the challenges faced by our clients and partners in a fast-growing market sector and with this in mind, we have a collective strategy to provide the best cost-effective solutions available. V-TES Renewables is part of the Valor Energy Group and follows a set of core values. These values, along with our Life Saving Rules, will be implemented into every part of the partnership for successful delivery.
“As part of the SCA, we are looking forward to working as a collective and solving the challenges of our clients in a smooth and efficient process for many years ahead.”