Siemens Gamesa signs local component orders for offshore wind in Taiwan
Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (www.siemensgamesa.com)
Spanish-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said today it has awarded the first two orders for localised components for offshore wind turbines in Taiwan.
Swancor Holding Co Ltd (TPE:3708) will supply resin for the blades for the 120-MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project, while a partnership between South Korea's CS Wind Corp (KRX:112610) and Chin Fong will provide 100%-localised towers for Wpd's 640-MW Yunlin offshore wind project.
Formosa 1 is a joint venture between Macquarie Capital, Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and Swancor Renewable. The Formosa 1 Phase 2, to be built in 2019, will use 20 SWT-6.0-154 direct drive wind turbines.
Siemens Gamesa has contracted CS Wind and Chin Fong to produce and supply towers for upcoming Taiwanese projects under local content requirements. The partners will use Chin Fong's facilities at Taichung Harbor to provide localised towers from 2021 to the Yunlin offshore wind power plant, which is expected to consist of 80 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa won preferred supplier status for the project in May this year.
"Chin Fong views this partnership as a great possibility as we look to expand our core business from the automotive industry to renewable energy," said the company's chairman Eugene Chang.
CS Wind, meanwhile, will also supply towers to the Formosa 1 Phase 2 project.