Green Island Test Site | Taiwan Marine Energy Centre (TaiMEC)

Taiwan Marine Energy Centre (TaiMEC)
Taiwan Marine Energy Centre (TaiMEC)
Lead Organisation National Academy of Marine Research
Country Taiwan
Type Current: Kuroshio current
  • Type of Testing Current: Kuroshio current
    Year Established Under Planning
    Temperate/Tropical Subtropical
    Commercial/Array/Full scale/Scale Full scale, Scale
    Development Status Preliminary study of the site


    The construction of the site is at the very preliminary study stage. The region close to Green Island (Ludau) is selected for study due to the fact that the Kuroshio has its strongest current in this area. The first step is to survey the current features in spatial and temporal dimensions, sea floor sedimentation, and local marine spatial planning and management.
    From 2019, the preliminary investigations and analysis of ocean current energy and the assessment of the feasibility of utilization in this area were conducted. An ADCP was deployed at the sea bottom for long term monitor. The variation of Kuroshio current near Taiwan are mainly affected by seasonal changes and mesoscale eddies.
    Based on the results of hydrodynamic simulation of current and topographic survey, analysis of anchor system stability and spatial distribution, and the distance of cabling pathway and related legal locations, the test site near the southwestern sea area of Green Island will be chosen to be the preliminary planning option.
  • Number of Berths
    Water Depth 900~1300 m
    Min Water Depth (m) 900
    Max Water Depth (m) 1300
    Avg Water Depth (m)
    Annual mean significant wave height
    Maximum recorded wave height
    Mean (averaged current speed) 1.2 m/s
    Maximum current speed
    Maximum tidal range
    Mean wind speed
    Max wind speed
    Seabed type Rock and sand
    Total test area (km2)
    Distance to land 5-12 km
    Grid connected N
    Grid connection capacity
    Rated export capacity and connection
    Proximity to nearest harbour (km)
  • Infrastructure

    Under Planning

    Equipment available to support site deployments

    Under Planning
    Now, a chain including buoy and 75kHz ADCP has been establish to investigate the current seed during more 7 months.

    Services of test programmes offered on site

    Under Planning

    Key supply chain companies in the region

    Under Planning