FEATURE | Taiwan submarine project breaks surface

Taiwan’s Republic of China Navy (ROCN) is, for the most part, a balanced and well-equipped force, but the service currently operates just four submarines, namely two Netherlands-built 1980s-vintage Swordfish-class boats, and a pair of 70 year-old ex-US Navy Guppy types. The Guppys are used solely for training purposes.

FEATURE | Maritime manoeuvring in Asia

Recent developments have underscored the complexity of the maritime defence diplomacy manoeuvres now taking place in Asia’s seaways. The current situation is a product of the rivalry between Beijing and Washington, China’s determination to “recover” the “renegade province” of Taiwan, and the strengthening of ties between the USA and the Taiwanese.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Taiwan

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), an entity in Subsea 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting Business, has been awarded a contract for the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm project by wpd Group’s YunNen Wind Power Company for the supply and installation of the export and inner array grid cable system.

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