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Energy companies weather initial impact of earthquakes in Taiwan



Energy companies weather initial impact of earthquakes in Taiwan
  • Taipower nuclear items working
  • Serial aftershocks in Taiwan and Japan
  • LNG terminals count on six vessels

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Taiwan’s Central Climate
Administration reported a 7.2 magnitude
earthquake on 3 April adopted by a number of
aftershocks that knocked out energy in elements of
the capital Taipei and elsewhere with preliminary
assessments exhibiting key vitality services

Earlier, the Japan Meteorological Company (JMA)
reported a “very shallow” 7.5 magnitude
earthquake close to Taiwan on 3 April and associated
aftershocks and issued a tsunami forecast for
Okinawa. JMA stated {that a} 30cm tsunami reached
Yonaguni Island.

The tsunami forecast was later downgraded to an
advisory and lifted for Japan, Taiwan and the

The JMA cautioned nevertheless for vigilance on
aftershocks of comparable depth for “round a

Ship monitoring information from ICIS LNG Edge confirmed
six LNG vessels heading into Taiwan terminals,
4 certain for Yung An and two to Taichung that
had been confirmed.

As nicely, utility Taipower stated on its web site
that its two nuclear energy stations weren’t
affected by the earthquakes and aftershocks.

Taiwan’s Nuclear No.3 plant is operating usually
and each items on the plant are operating at
round a 99% price, in response to state-owned
utility Taipower’s replace at 11:50am native time
on 3 April. Taipower has estimated the utmost
energy provide capability at this time could be 42.63GW
and energy provide is considerable.

A key manufacturing operation, Taiwan
Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (TSMC) stated it
was assessing for any damages, however was
initially nice.

“Taiwan skilled plenty of earthquakes on
the morning of April 3, native time,” TSMC stated
in an announcement on operations. “TSMC’s security
programs are working usually. To make sure the
security of personnel, some fabs had been evacuated
in response to firm process. We’re
at present confirming the main points of the

A resident in Taipei informed ICIS that “the
aftershocks are frequent and there are energy
cuts in Taichung and Hualien.

(Roman Kazmin and Yueyi Yang contributed to
this text)

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