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SGRE signs Taiwanese local supply agreements

TAIWAN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has confirmed the first two local supply agreements for its offshore wind projects off the south-east Asian country.

Formosa 1 phase 2 is an extension of a two-turbine demonstration project (above) commissioned in 2017
Formosa 1 phase 2 is an extension of a two-turbine demonstration project (above) commissioned in 2017

Swancor will supply resin used in blades destined for the 120MW second phase of the Formosa 1 project, and the partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong will supply 100%-locally produced towers for wpd’s 640MW Yunlin wind farm.

Tower-provider CS Wind and metal forming firm Chin Fong will use the latter’s existing facilities at Taichung harbour on the country’s west coast to deliver the towers.

Siemens Gamesa explained the supply agreements meet the Taiwanese government’s demands for local cooperation in design, construction and installation, which are due to take effect in 2021.

In August, it signed ten memorandums of understanding with companies involved in the supply chain for Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind sector, following a similar move made by rival manufacturer MHI Vestas in May.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has allocated grid capacity to 5.5GW of wind farms in two procurement rounds in April and June.

Siemens Gamesa is in line to supply 80 of its SG-8.0-167 turbines to wpd for the Yunlin project and 20 units of its SWT-6.0-154 model to Ørsted, Macquarie Capital and Swancor, which are developing Formosa 1 phase 2.

Formosa 1 phase 2’s 20 turbines are due to be online by 2020, while Yunlin is to be installed in two phases and commissioned in 2021.

The former is an extension of a two-turbine demonstration project off the coast of Taiwan, while Yunlin was allocated grid capacity in April, alongside nine other projects.

CS Wind will also supply towers to the second phase of the Formosa 1 project.

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