- 2020/05Taiwan: CTCI Takes Part in 2020 CSR Captain Program-Spring Action to Share CSR Best Practices OnlineThe 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Captain Program-Spring Action workshop, co-hosted by CTCI Education Foundation, Center for Corporate Sustainability, and I-Shou University, ended successfully on May 2. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop this year was held online for the first time. In total, 60 students coming from 10 universities and colleges, and divided into 15 teams, joined the event to learn about CSR practices of three benchmark companies. Candy Hu, General Manager of Brand Management Department at CTCI, talked about how CTCI fulfills its corporate social responsibilities by aligning to the CTCI’s “the Most Reliable” brand spirit. Now in the 40th year since its founding, CTCI has adopted total participation CSR excellence practice based on its core competencies, and aggressively strives for a sustainable vision built upon economic, environmental, and social aspects, as well as a vision that calls for “becoming a guardian of the Earth with innovative green engineering technologies.”
During the workshop, experts taught students how to write CSR Captain Program reports based on the “Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) mock risk assessment” framework. The workshop aims for creativity flourishing among students and to see interesting proposals. Final presentation and awards ceremony will be held on May 30. It is believed that these rich and practical courses will allow students to have better idea of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
- 2020/04Taiwan: CTCI Strikes Deal with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in Pin Pile Supply for Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farms, Solidifying Its Position in Offshore Wind Power SectorFollowing a successful contract award for an offshore wind turbine transition pieces project in 2019, CTCI MAC, a subsidiary of CTCI--the largest EPC turnkey project services contractor in Taiwan, has recently secured “Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) Offshore Wind Farm Pin Pile (PP) Supply Agreement” with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). This contract award further solidifies CTCI’s position in the offshore wind power sector.
Located off the coast of Changhua in central Taiwan, the multi-billion TWD wind farm project will see 186 PPs to be manufactured by CTCI MAC for 62 wind turbines--the largest number of PPs to be manufactured by a single contractor in Taiwan to date, helping to generate up to 600 MW of power once operations begin in 2022. This is equivalent to an annual power consumption of 600,000 households.
The Denmark-based CIP, which is responsible for the development, construction, and operation of the CFXD Project, is one of the global leaders in the offshore wind sector.
To ensure production and delivery on time, CTCI MAC has already begun sourcing subcomponents and preparing machines and tools since this February. Formal production will commence by this August, with manufactured PPs to be delivered in batches in July 2021. To facilitate the transportation of PPs from Kaohsiung Port to the project site off Changhua, CTCI MAC has set up CTCI MAC Ta-Lin Shop in Nansing Free Trade Zone in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.
CTCI MAC has 40 years of experience in manufacturing pressure vessels, and has obtained both European certifications EN 1090 (EU Steel Structure Certification) and ISO 3834 (Welding Quality Management System Certification) since November 2017. By demonstrating its professional production and management capabilities pertaining to production planning, quality control, HSE (Health, Safety, and Environmental protection) and shipping, CTCI MAC is a preferred partner for wind power developers.
Taiwanese government has been carrying out offshore wind power localization policy that aims for 5.5 GW power generating capacity by the year 2025. In addition to supporting the government’s offshore wind power policies, CTCI has been actively engaging in the power development and plant constructions for other kinds of renewable energies or efficient energies, such as solar, biomass, and natural gas. In the long run, CTCI will help to provide clean energy with low- or even zero-carbon emissions as well as stable power supply.
- 2020/03Taiwan: ECOVE Transforms Idle Landfill into Photovoltaic Power Plant: Jing-Liao PV Plant in Tainan Now in Commercial OperationECOVE, Taiwan's largest environmental resource management corporation under the parent company CTCI, announces that it has completed the synchronization of a photovoltaic (PV) power plant at the Jing-Liao Landfill in Tainan City. As Taiwan’s leading company in the solar power sector, ECOVE invested and constructed Jing-Liao Photovoltaic Power Plant, which is expected to generate 1,080 MWh of green power, enough to supply about 300 households and cut down 575 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. This is equivalent to the amount of CO2 that can be absorbed by 1.4 Da'an Forest Park, the largest park in Taipei.
In recent years, Tainan City Government endeavors to promote multiple land uses and produce green energy on idle lands. In collaboration with the city government, ECOVE has engaged in a series of projects to plan, invest, construct, and operate photovoltaic power facilities at idle landfills; up till today, it has completed 12 photovoltaic power constructions, including Xin-Ying Plant, Cheng-Hsi Plant, Yan-Shui Plant, Ma-Dou Plant, and Jing-Liao Plant. In total, the 12 power facilities can generate up to 19,000 MWh of green power, enough to supply 5,225 households and cut down 10,127 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. This is equivalent to the amount of CO2 that can be absorbed by 26 Taipei Da'an Park.
In Taiwan, a small island with high population density, acquiring land for installing PV power plants is not easy. That is why ECOVE chooses idle landfills as building sites for PV power plants, offering merits of land revitalization, low pollution, and green energy generation. In the coming days, ECOVE will continue to support the government in renewable energy projects to achieve the green energy goal.
- 2020/02Taiwan: CTCI Acquires Ho-Ping Power Plant No.2 AQCS Retrofit EPC Project, Improving Air Quality with Green Engineering TechnologiesCTCI, Taiwan's largest EPC contractor, has long been committed to utilizing green engineering technologies in EPC project executions at Taiwan and abroad, striving for continual improvement in our environment. Its efforts have recently been recognized with the contract award of Ho-Ping Power Plant No.2 AQCS (Air Quality Control Systems) Retrofit EPC Project. The scope of the project includes new Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP), new Non-Leakage Gas Gas Heater (NLGGH), system upgrade of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD), and Induced Draft Fan (ID Fan) which will help upgrade air quality improvement efficiency for the existing plant.
Ho-Ping Power Plant is owned by Ho-Ping Power Company, a subsidiary of Taiwan Cement Corporation (TCC). It is located in Hualien as the largest power plant in eastern Taiwan with an installed capacity of up to 1,320MW. TCC has been actively involved in the R&D of environmentally friendly technologies to minimize impacts of global climate change for years. As a believer and executor of the circular economy, it has been also applying new technologies to enhance operational performance of its existing plants, optimizing resource use efficiency. The Ho-Ping Power Plant AQCS Retrofit Project is a good example of the action. CTCI provided engineering and construction services of Ho-Ping Power Plant back in 1999. And this time, CTCI has been selected again as the contractor of the aforesaid AQCS Retrofit EPC Project, beating strong competitors in the bid evaluation process for having superior air pollution control technologies and much more track records in power plants. Engineering of the project starts from January 2020. To ensure normal operation of the power plant, the retrofit work will be conducted during the annual overhaul of the Unit No.2.
CTCI has a strong track record in power plant projects, completing a number of target projects in Taiwan, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and the US. It has now extended services to environmental engineering, including water, waste water, Energy-from-Waste and air quality control, dedicated to lowering environmental impact arising from industrial development. With the brand spirit of being the “Most Reliable Engineering Services Provider”, CTCI envisions to utilize green engineering principles across our work to strike a balance between economic growth and sustainable environment.