Seaway7 and Dong Fang Offshore (DFO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their intention to collaborate in an exclusive manner and further strengthen their offering to the offshore wind market in Taiwan. The collaboration will focus on developing a robust localised cable installation offering for the Taiwanese offshore wind projects for our clients.

Seaway7 has been operating in Taiwan since 2017, and today, it employs more than 100 people between its office in Taipei and its marine operations base in Taichung. They will provide comprehensive project management, engineering and installation knowledge with an extensive global track record of submarine cable projects totalling more than 2,500km of offshore wind cables. Seaway7 is currently involved in four cable installation projects connecting more than 2.5GW to the Taiwan Electricity Grid in Taiwan.

DFO, a fully Taiwanese organisation established in 2019, will contribute their in-depth local market knowledge, and their world class assets and marine operations expertise.

Stuart Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of Seaway7, said: “The intended partnership with Dong Fang Offshore builds on our existing long-term business relationship and aligns with our strategy to be a long-term presence in Taiwan. Working together are well positioned to efficiently utilise assets, unlock synergies for our clients and further optimise project execution”.

Ben Darrington, Chief Operating Officer of Dong Fang Offshore, said: “The partnership between DFO and Seaway7 represents a concrete step towards ensuring Taiwan and the APAC region has a viable, high-quality local cable installation and repair solution through the use of the combined fleets and the experience and knowledge of Seaway7.  We look forward together to growing and building a long-term footprint in Taiwan”.

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