Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced two local supply agreements for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
Firstly, Swancor will supply resin used in the blades slated for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power plant.
Secondly, the newly-formed partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong will supply 100-localized towers to meet the localization requirement on wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind power project in 2021.
The choice of Swancor resin in Formosa 1 Phase 2 blades, due for installation in 2019, comes as the result of months of cooperation between SGRE and Swancor. The 120 MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 project will consist of 20 SWT-6.0-154 Direct Drive wind turbines.
“Signing our first firm purchase order for local turbine components in Taiwan is a watershed moment for Siemens Gamesa,” Andreas Nauen, Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore CEO said.
Siemens Gamesa also signed a supply contract for local towers from CS Wind and its partner Chin Fong to manufacture and supply towers for upcoming Taiwanese projects under local content requirements.
CS Wind is a supplier of wind turbine towers for both offshore and onshore who will also supply towers to Formosa 1 phase 2 project.
Chin Fong Machine Industrial is Taiwan’s largest maker of mechanical power presses and world’s leading provider of metal forming technologies.
CS Wind and Chin Fong Machine Industrial will utilize Chin Fong’s existing facilities at Taichung Harbor to deliver localized towers beginning 2021 to wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind power plant. The project is expected to feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines to be installed in two phases.