Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has awarded the first local supply contracts for Ørsted's Formosa 1 Phase 2 and wpd's Yunlin offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
The turbine supplier selected Swancor to provide resin used in blades for the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 project as a result of an already established collaboration.
“Signing our first firm purchase order for local turbine components in Taiwan is a watershed moment for Siemens Gamesa. We’re proud to do so with our long-term partner and industry pioneer Swancor, moving the Taiwanese offshore wind supply chain forward together. We’re furthermore looking forward to expanding our collaboration with Swancor in making Taiwan an offshore wind center in Asia-Pacific,” said Andreas Nauen, Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore CEO.
The second contract was awarded to the newly-formed partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong for the supply of localized towers for wpd’s 640MW Yunlin project.
According to Siemens Gamesa, the partnership will initially manufacture and supply towers for upcoming Taiwanese projects under local content requirements. The two companies will use Chin Fong’s existing facilities at Taichung Harbor to deliver the towers at the beginning of 2021.
“Chin Fong views this partnership as a great possibility as we look to expand our core business from the automotive industry to renewable energy. We are proud to contribute to Page 3 of 4 the Taiwan offshore industry as the leading wind power tower manufacturer, bringing jobs to Taichung Harbor. I am very pleased by the investment decision made by CS Wind and proactive approach of SGRE to materialize this local tower manufacturing facility,” said Dr. Eugene Chang, Chairman of Chin Fong.
As reported earlier this year, Siemens Gamesa will supply 20 SWT-6.0-154 turbines for Formosa 1 Phase 2, with installation scheduled to start in 2019.
The company recently signed a preferred supplier agreement to provide 80 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD turbines for Yunlin, slated for installation at the beginning of 2020.