Siemens Gamesa Orders Konecranes Cranes for Taiwan Offshore Nacelle Plant
Finland-headquartered Konecranes has won a contract to supply four electrical overhead cranes to Siemens Gamesa’s offshore nacelle plant in Taichung Taiwan.
The cranes will support the entire material handling of the site’s broadened production scope, with lifting capacities of up to 400 tonnes.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2023 and installation is planned to take place in the first quarter of 2024.
The cranes will be at the centre of a continuous production flow at Taichung, said Konecranes, lifting various turbine parts to and from production lines for nacelles.
Siemens Gamesa is expanding production to deliver locally made nacelles for the 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind projects, future projects from Taiwan’s Round 3 offshore wind auction, and other Asia-Pacific projects.
Already the largest production facility of its kind in Taiwan, the Siemens Gamesa offshore nacelle plant will be expanded to more than triple the plot area up to 90,000 square meters, and more than triple the number of Siemens Gamesa people working locally.
Among new elements, the expansion will broaden the production scope, creating two new production halls and a new warehouse on the extended plot.
Construction work on the Taichung expansion started in September 2022. Construction of the first phase of the plant began in April 2020, with Taiwan’s first locally assembled offshore wind turbine nacelle being delivered in August 2021. These first machines were provided to Ørsted’s 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a project.
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