MHI Vestas and CIP Book Assembly Site at Taichung Port
MHI Vestas has leased a site at the Taichung Port in Taiwan for assembly activities for Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) Changfang & Xidao offshore wind project.
The 5000m2 site, leased from Fortune Electric, is located in the port’s zone 1, adjacent to the preassembly quayside for the Changfang & Xidao offshore wind project.
Turbine hub assembly is expected to be carried out on the site, as well as final nacelle-related assembly and testing.
Hub assembly activities will involve some of the offshore wind components made locally in Taiwan, including hub plates from Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group (YGG) and spinner covers from the Fassmer Atech Composites Taiwan (FACT) joint venture.
The Fortune site also comes with warehouse and office space, along with additional capacity for component storage. The building is also equipped with overhead cranes and land bearing capacity to transport large components around the site.
“We are delighted to secure this centrally-located site from Fortune in Taichung Harbour,” said Maida Zahirović, MHI Vestas Taiwan Business Director.
“Sustainable localisation also requires sufficient sites for offshore wind project activities to be carried out safely. The Fortune site is a suitable location for some of the ground-breaking manufacturing work MHI Vestas is bringing to Taiwan. This will be a key central location for MHI Vestas’ activities in Taiwan and we are pleased to secure the space.”
This lease agreement comes in the wake of multiple supply chain contracts that MHI Vestas signed in Taiwan to meet the demand from the Changfang & Xidao project, including the local supply of blades, blade materials, towers, switchgear, rotor hubs, nacelle base frames, low voltage cabinets, UPS systems and PCM assembly.
Changfang & Xidao will feature 62 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines scheduled to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2024. Onshore works started in July.