Meet the Team: Danny Ng | OWC Taiwan

At OWC, our teams are constantly expanding, into more locations, in expertise and in sectors of influence, so that our people can truly drive safety and sustainability across our energy and oceans.

Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we invite you to get to know our team members so you can meet the energy behind change.

This week, we speak to Danny Ng – Naval Architect and OWC Country Manager for Taiwan.

Position: Country Manager Taiwan

Office: OWC Taiwan

Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Music

What does your day-to-day look like at OWC?

My day starts off with some “me” time for sports, self-reflection, and breakfast. Day-to-day involves solving issues for clients, ranging from technical advisory to supply chain limitations to government regulations. Supporting staffs’ career growth and mentorship to ensure that we are functioning as a team are also part of daily activities!

This is very different from my time in Longitude, when I’m largely focused on honing my skills as a technical expert in naval architecture, structural engineering, and T&I. My current role requires me to step out of my area of expertise to bring multi-functionality cohesively to de-risk projects and tasks. This includes keeping an eye to see how I can support the team to better perform in their function for the betterment of the company.

What inspired you to join the industry?

I’ve always loved to travel, and hence it was a conscience effort to start off in marine engineering and naval architecture. Since then, my career brought me through maritime, oil and gas, and now in the renewables sector. 

Can you tell us about something exciting you are working on right now?

I am currently overall in charge of the technical matters of a particular wind farm and work closely with various package managers to develop and de-risk the project. The role has widened my perspective greatly on the internal workings of an OWF project from development to execution, in engineering, finance, and governance.

What does the future look like in energy and oceans in Taiwan?

It is currently a challenging time in Taiwan for renewable energy mainly due to its relatively high costs compared to a very heavily subsidised imported energy.

Nevertheless, it is a recognized fact that Taiwan needs to shift from its current 97% imported power and transit into something more sustainable. With the current change in government, we do expect a change from the existing framework to ensure that this can be successfully achieved in the current environment.

What do you enjoy most about working as part of the ABL Group in Taiwan?

The local culture and hiking trails! There are plenty of hiking options nearby Taipei and I’m really spoiled for choices! The people, music, history, and the enthusiasm of Taiwanese to live their lives are heartening to see.

Don’t get me started with the food! Who can say “no” to bubble tea?

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