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.
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.
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.