Global Offshore Wind in Asia Pacific – in partnership with Orrick

Published by A Word About Wind in partnership with Orrick.

Published November 29, 2021

Over the course of three special interviews, we’ve taken a trip around the globe to analyse the status of the offshore wind sector in three key regions; North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

In today’s interview, our guests will focus their discussion on the development of offshore wind in the Asia-Pacific market.

Shilei Huang, director of project finance, power and renewables at MUFG, discusses the opportunities and challenges of offshore wind in Taiwan and Korea in the third of our 2021 Global Offshore Wind series, in partnership with Orrick. She discusses:

  • Auctions and local content in Taiwan
  • PPA demands of corporate off-takers
  • Emerging opportunities in Korea
  • Potential for floating wind in APA

What’s Next For Offshore Wind?

Orrick’s 2021 Offshore Wind Energy Update and Outlook Report.

2020 was another record-breaking year for the global offshore wind sector, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about growing trends and what’s next in Orrick’s 2021 Offshore Wind Energy Update and Outlook Report.

Adam Smith
Partner at Orrick

Adam specialises in project and structured financings in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, especially renewables, on which he advises borrowers, sponsors, ECAs/cover providers, lenders and other participants. He has a particular interest in offshore wind, having advised sponsors and lenders on a number of transactions, including in Taiwan, and has co-authored our Offshore Wind Report. Adam also has a complementary breadth of experience from a variety of financing, M&A, capital markets and general corporate matters in numerous sectors.

Shilei Huang, Director
Project Finance, MUFG

Shilei is a Director with the Project Finance team at MUFG Bank, specialising in power & renewables transactions. She has 14 years of project finance banking experience, and has played lead roles as financial advisor and debt arranging / structurer on project finance transactions across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining MUFG, she was with the Project Finance team at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. She started her career with Singapore Power where she was involved in strategic investments and risk management.

She holds a Masters of Science in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) from the National University of Singapore. She is a CFA charter holder.

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