• SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden

30 Apr 2019

SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden

As the key representative for SBO in Taiwan, Matt is based in Taipei and will provide strategic leadership in business development, sales & marketing and operations both locally and in other East Asian markets. UK-born Matt is a fluent Mandarin speaker and a long term resident of Taiwan, having lived and worked there over the past seven years. Matt has a broad range of work experience across diverse industries including renewable energy, retail, textile, education and aviation. He has previously worked for the Swire Group in various commercial and operations-related roles in China, Hong Kong and India.

“The strategic decision to have a dedicated person driving SBO’s business in Taiwan cements our long term commitment to the expansion of our business operations both in Taiwan and in the broader region. With our operational experience and a strong track record in the renewables sector, SBO will harness our strengths and we plan to access the diverse range of vessels in the Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) fleet to contribute positively to the development of the fast expanding offshore wind industry in Taiwan,” says Chief Executive Officer, SBO, Mikkel Gleerup.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, SBO owns and operates two Windfarm Installation Vessels (WIVs) and is a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO). SBO prides itself in delivering high quality installation services for offshore windfarm foundations, transition pieces and wind turbine generators and provides a wide range of maintenance, construction and decommissioning works.

Over the past six years, SBO has built a sound reputation in Europe as a reliable operator capable of installing offshore wind components under challenging environmental conditions. Throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019, SBO’s WIVs have operated in deep waters with jacking operations further complicated by difficult seabed soils. SBO’s recent projects have been defined by conditions similarly challenging to those found off the coasts of Taiwan. SBO’s vessels have demonstrated themselves as highly capable when faced with challenging soil conditions and extreme water depths, and therefore, as especially well-suited to the Taiwanese market.


Matt Bowden, Area Manager at Swire Blue Ocean

Matt Bowden, Area Manager, Taiwan at Swire Blue Ocean

For business partners keen on exploring opportunities with SBO in Taiwan, please contact:

Matt Bowden
Area Manager, Taiwan
Email: matt.bowden@swireblueocean.com 
Tel: +886 287919032
Address: No. 287, Section 1, Jiuzong Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 11494, Taiwan

For media queries, please contact: 
Lisbet Kjær
Marketing Coordinator
Swire Blue Ocean
Email: lisbet.kjaer@swireblueocean.com
Tel: +45 32 46 31 00

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