Global giant Orsted said it won’t take part in the next stage of Taiwan’s offshore wind tender programme, in a blow to the island’s ambitions in the sector that follows criticism by the Danish group of the way the auction is designed.

Taiwan aims to spur 3GW further offshore wind in the first auction under its Round 3 process, which has an overall ambition to see 9GW of extra offshore wind added to the 5.5GW