Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has awarded two supply contracts for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
The first contract has been awarded to Swancor to supply resin for the blades used for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power plant.
Siemens Gamesa Offshore CEO Andreas Nauen said: “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 centre in Asia-Pacific.”
SGRE noted that the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 project will feature 20 SWT-6.0-154 Direct Drive wind turbines.
The second supply contract was signed with the newly-formed partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong, which will supply 100% localised towers to meet the localisation requirement on wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind power project in 2021.
The project is expected to feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines, which will be in two different phases.
Chin Fong chairman Dr Eugene Chang said: “Chin Fong views this partnership as a great possibility as we look to expand our core business from the automotive industry to renewable energy.
“I am very pleased by the investment decision made by CS Wind and proactive approach of SGRE to materialise this local tower manufacturing facility.”