Dong's road to China is paved with obstacles

Taiwan will be Dong's stepping stone to a larger Asian offshore wind venture. China is a key market, says head of strategy Martin Neubert, but a wind consultant predicts a tough climb into the Chinese market.

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Dong Energy recently opened a new office in Taiwan, where the company aims to develop four new offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 2 GW. Should it succeed, the venture will rake in wins for the Danish energy company, which has constructed a total of 3 GW thus far, all in Europe.

But the company makes no secret of the fact that the office in Taiwan's capital of Taipei is but the first step in what Dong hopes will become an Asian offshore tour.

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