Responding proactively to WSP’s global strategy in cutting carbon footprint and Taiwan’s net-zero emission target by 2050, our Taiwan office has formed a net-zero carbon team to offer expert advisory services for local industries to achieve decarbonisation. The team’s journey is now kick-started with our collaboration with Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) to design a carbon reduction blueprint to boost its global presence and competitiveness.
The project team in Taiwan capitalises on WSP’s global resources to garner the most recent decarbonisation measures and technologies to provide Future Ready solutions for TIPC. We will collect and review the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in TIPC’s nine ports and deliver customised carbon reduction targets and sustainable initiatives based on TIPC's specific needs.
TIPC operates nine ports in Taiwan, including seven international commercial ports, namely Port of Keelung, Port of Taipei, Port of Suao, Port of Taichung, Port of Huelien, Port of Anping and Port of Kaohsiung, and two domestic commercial ports: Port of Penghu and Port of Budai. Each port has distinct functions and varied GHG emission sources.
Port of Kaohsiung is the largest port among all nine ports covered by our services.
Customised GHG inventory assessment and verification
As WSP is tasked to collect and review GHG emissions, our Taiwan experts will conduct a GHG inventory assessment of the nine ports and a verification of GHG inventory records in alignment with the most recent ISO 14064:2018 standard and Taiwan’s GHG Inventory requirements. This task includes establishing port specific organisational boundary to determine the categories of the GHG inventory assessment based on their unique geographic and operational characteristics.
Port specific carbon reduction blueprint
We will plan and develop a decarbonisation blueprint for TIPC by referencing the latest International Maritime Organisation (IMO) accords and the Taiwan 2050 Net-Zero Emission Pathway and Strategy. By ensuring that our strategy is aligned with Taiwan’s net-zero carbon developmental trend, we will be able to help TIPC to build stronger working relationships with their tenants at the ports while achieving their decarbonisation goals.
Forging a carbon neutral demonstration site
We are looking to establish a feasible carbon-neutral demonstration site or infrastructure that meets the standard of carbon neutrality defined by PAS 2060, the internationally recognised specification for carbon neutrality, or the Carbon Neutrality Implementation and Declaration Guidelines issued by the Environmental Protection Agency of Taiwan. This will set as an example for progressive port-wide decarbonisation efforts on the development of green infrastructure and manifest TIPC’s commitment towards achieving net-zero carbon in ports.
Purchasing green electricity as an option
We will carry out a thorough examination on using green energy to further reduce GHG emissions. When evaluating whether TIPC should purchase green power, we will first understand the current procurement process of national green power and then conduct in-depth analysis on how green power correlates to their net-zero carbon target and progress, the approximate amount of green power TIPC needs and the schedule. The project team has developed a general guideline for TIPC, including the types of viable green power, the amount of green power available in the market, purchasing methods, the process of achieving the renewable energy certificate, and its associated costs.
The maritime sector generates a great deal of GHG emissions. With our comprehensive advisory services, TIPC’s carbon reduction approach will contribute tremendously to achieving net zero and lead the industry to be more sustainable.