MHI Vestas signs yet another component supply contract in Taiwan
Offshore wind farm. Image by MHI Vestas (www.mhivestasoffshore.com).
Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd will be supplying transformers to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, thus making it the first wind turbine maker to source such technology from within Taiwan.
The 50/50 joint venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011) and Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has signed a purchase agreement that calls for Hitachi ABB Power Grids to supply transformers with key components made at the Shihlin Electric & Engineering Corporation (SEEC) facility in Hsinchu County.
MHI Vestas will use the locally-sourced transformers when building the Changfang Phase 2, Xidao and Zhong Neng offshore wind parks.
The wind turbine maker is establishing a local supply chain for its Taiwanese projects and now has contracts for the supply of blades, transformers, blade materials, towers, switchgear, rotor hubs, hub plates, nacelle base frames, low voltage cabinets, UPS systems and PCM assembly.