MHI Vestas Extends Localization Streak in Taiwan
MHI Vestas has concluded a purchase agreement with the Fassmer Atech Composites Taiwan (FACT) joint venture for the local supply of spinner and nacelle covers for the upcoming offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
These components will be used for the MHI Vestas turbines at the Changfang Phase 2 and Xidao, as well as the Zhong Neng offshore wind project.
The spinner and nacelle covers will be produced for the V174 units at FACT’s facility in Kaohsiung.
The agreement is part of MHI Vestas’ localization plan for the Taiwanese offshore wind market.
“While the offshore wind supply chain is advancing in Taiwan through our early projects, creating opportunities for knowledge transfer is important,” said Maida Zahirović, MHI Vestas Taiwan Business Director.
“The joint venture between Fassmer, a known supplier for wind products, and Atech Composites, a skilled manufacturer with a top class facility, is a perfect fit for building technical knowledge in spinner and nacelle covers in Taiwan. This purchase agreement demonstrates how we are able to facilitate sustainable localisation in Taiwan through certainty in volume.”
MHI Vestas has so far signed contracts for the local supply of blades, blade materials, towers, switchgear, rotor hubs, hub plates, nacelle base frames, low voltage cabinets, UPS systems and PCM assembly.