MHI Vestas has finalized the contract with Swancor to locally source offshore wind turbine blade materials in Taiwan.
According to MHI Vestas, the scope of the contract covers a significant percentage of the direct materials value of overall blade manufacturing, including carbon tow, carbon pultrusion, resin, and bonding glue.
To remind, the two companies signed a conditional contract last summer for the supply of blade materials for Taiwanese offshore wind projects.
“The addition of Swancor to our local suppliers is a significant boost to our ambitions in Taiwan,” said Taiwan Business Director, Maida Zahirović.
“The local supply chain is currently under development in Taiwan, and we are pleased to support an established group such as Swancor broaden their presence in the offshore wind sector. We look forward to working together to create long-term Taiwanese jobs.”
MHI Vestas secured firm contracts for CIP’s 589 MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind projects, as well as the preferred supplier status for the 300 MW Zhong Neng project developed by CSC and CIP.
This is the second purchase agreement the company signed related to blade production in Taiwan, following the selection of Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology to manufacture blades in a new facility to be built near Taichung Harbour.