Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ten Taiwanese supplying companies.

Each of the agreements signed with the companies primarily focus on the development of the offshore wind supply chain in Taiwan.

The MoU covers solutions for offshore wind turbine components including on machining, control systems, and coolers.

"The growing offshore wind market in the region requires sound, skilled partnerships to meet the ambitious governmental goals."

SGRE Offshore Business Unit CEO Andreas Nauen said: “We are encouraged by the localisation plans for Taiwan of our major suppliers, and the growth plans of local suppliers.

“The growing offshore wind market in the region requires sound, skilled partnerships to meet the ambitious governmental goals.

“As the industry leader in offshore wind, we look forward to bringing global supplier concepts to the local market, and bringing local supplier concepts to the global market with partners of all sizes.”

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The newly signed MoUs will complement SGRE’s previous agreements signed with Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group (YGG) and Swancor Holding.

Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau deputy director general Yang Chih-Ching said: “As a global leader in offshore wind, SGRE, together with its global suppliers, can collaborate with Taiwan’s major component manufacturers, not only to build up local capabilities but also to enhance their international competitiveness for a long-term, sustainable offshore wind supply chain for the Taiwanese and global markets.”

The companies that signed non-binding agreements with SGRE include AH Industries and YGG, Jupiter Bach, KK Wind Solutions, Nissens, RMG Steel, Sinbon Electronics and TA YA Electric Wire & Cable, SINBON and Walsin Lihwa, TECO Electric & Machinery, Walsin Lihwa and Wuerth.