Dear Wind Power Colleagues:

CDMC Group is delighted to host the 6th Offshore Wind Asia Summit 2023 (OWA2023) with the support of the Chinese Society of Power Engineering and WFO. This exciting event will take place on November 16-17, 2023, in Shanghai, and we extend a warm welcome to all offshore wind power professionals to join the OWA2023 community! Under the theme of "Focusing on Low-Carbon Going to Deep Sea – Accelerating the Ecological Integration Development of the Asia-Pacific Offshore Wind Energy Industry," OWA2023 offers a unique opportunity to discuss the latest trends and developments in offshore wind power construction in Asia. Our goal is to broaden our horizons, seek common ground while respecting differences, and foster cooperation with all offshore wind power professionals to build the potential market for offshore wind power in Asia.

In 2023, the development of offshore wind power in each country in Asia is at different stages, and each country and each wind farm will face unique opportunities and challenges in realizing the potential of offshore wind power development. However, the prospects for offshore wind in Asia are enormous, with China, Taiwan, India, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam all actively developing offshore wind energy in their local areas. While the policies of various regions may influence the industry, they also bring new opportunities and challenges to the owners and developers of various wind farms.

The competition for offshore wind farm projects in Vietnam is intense, and the industry’s level of development is uneven. How can we achieve coordinated industry development while recognizing our differences? What are the emerging policies that will shape the offshore wind power market in Japan and South Korea? How can we seize opportunities in the future deep-sea market, particularly in the development of floating wind power technology? As newly installed capacity continues to grow, will the operation and maintenance market emerge?

With these questions in mind, OWA2023 aims to bring together various stakeholders in the offshore wind power industry, including governments, developers, investors, EPC general contractors, design institutes, wind turbine manufacturers, offshore wind power construction installers, and component suppliers. Additionally, the event will provide a platform for wind power personnel from frontier technology providers and other organizations to discuss important topics such as emerging market trends in Asia, policy development, technology advancements, and cost control strategies. The OWA Organizing Committee extends a warm invitation to participate in this significant event, which will contribute to the healthy and rapid growth of offshore wind power. Together, let's collaborate towards a cleaner and more sustainable future, and build a thriving offshore wind power industry. Join us at OWA2023 to share insights, foster partnerships, and shape the future of offshore wind power.  

Offshore Wind Asia Summit Organizing Committee

EVENT FRAMEWORK

— AGENDA AT A GLANCE —

JAPAN’S EXCELLENCE IN DRIVING ASIA’S ENERGY TRANSITION
The OWA Organizing Committee has analyzed the potential benefits of Japan's offshore wind power development for other Asian countries, including weather and terrain differences from Europe, similar licensing and local complexity standards, and potential for multi-year cooperation.
KOREA’S EXCELLENCE IN DRIVING ASIA’S ENERGY TRANSITION
Despite its maturing development in the Asia-Pacific region, South Korea continues to possess immense potential for the expansion of offshore wind power in the Asia-Pacific region.
VIETNAM’S EXCELLENCE IN DRIVING ASIA’S ENERGY TRANSITION
There are 17 offshore wind power plants under construction in Vietnam, with a total installed capacity of 896.6 MW. Due to the pandemic and the rush to install, 50% of the projects have yet to be connected to the grid before 2021.10.30. The offshore wind power plan in Vietnam mainly covers five provinces, namely Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau, with a water depth of up to 20m, an average wind speed of 6-9m/s, and a total planned capacity of 10712MW.
TAIWAN’S EXCELLENCE IN DRIVING ASIA’S ENERGY TRANSITION
In recent years, Taiwan has set aggressive renewable energy targets, with particular focus on the development of its offshore wind capacity. This exciting new market offers huge opportunities for foreign investors and local electricity market players. At the same time, it highlights that local laws and Taiwan's regulatory framework will facilitate market development in an effective and efficient manner.
CHINA’S EXCELLENCE IN DRIVING ASIA’S ENERGY TRANSITION

Due to increasing energy demand, government support, and growing confidence in the potential of offshore wind power, the offshore wind power market in the Asia-Pacific region has been experiencing steady and rapid expansion. By 2030, it is predicted that the Asian offshore wind market will have approximately 100GW of offshore wind capacity installed. While China currently dominate the market in Asia.