MHI Vestas and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have secured a 5000 square meter site centrally located in zone 1 of Taichung Harbour, adjacent to the pre-assembly quayside of CIP’s Changfang & Xidao offshore wind project.
The site is intended for assembly activities for some of the projects to be delivered in Taiwan using V174 technology.
This site is being leased from Fortune Extra High Voltage, a subsidiary of Fortune Electric.
For some MHI Vestas projects, turbine hub assembly and final nacelle-related assembly and testing are expected to be carried out on site.
The hub assembly activities at Fortune’s site will include some of the offshore wind components made locally in Taiwan, including hubs from Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group (YGG) and spinners from the Atech/Fassmer (FACT) joint venture.
YGG and FACT are among the many Taiwanese suppliers producing offshore wind turbine components as beneficiaries of MHI Vestas and the world’s leading sustainable localization plan approved by the Taiwanese authorities.
“We are delighted to secure this centrally-located site from Fortune in Taichung Harbour. Sustainable localisation also requires sufficient sites for offshore wind project activities to be carried out safely. The Fortune site is a suitable location for some of the ground-breaking manufacturing work MHI Vestas is bringing to Taiwan. This will be a key central location for MHI Vestas’ activities in Taiwan and we are pleased to secure the space.“Maida Zahirovic, MHI Vestas Taiwan business director.
“The Changfang and Xidao Offshore Wind Project has found with MHI Vestas a reliable partner in making sure that we can produce and install offshore wind turbines with the highest percentage of turbine components fabricated in Taiwan. We are glad to see that, by signing of the Fortune lease agreement, MHI Vestas has taken another positive step in securing its Taiwanese supply chain.“Dennis Sanou, Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) wind farm CEO.
“Through stringent assessment and selection process, we feel deeply honoured being selected by the Changfang and Xidao Project and MHI Vestas to serve as the industrial correlated cooperation partner for the localization of offshore windfarm. Under the instructions of the Changfang and Xidao Project and MHI Vestas, it is hoped that the expansion and renovation of the plant site will be completed according to the planned quality and schedule. In this way, we will be able to complete the assembly of the future nacelle smoothly in order to contribute our best efforts in promoting the green energy policy established by the government.
“Through the cooperation, it is also hoped that we may follow Changfang and Xidao Project and MHI Vestas to promote international market outside Taiwan. By combining the advantageous export performance accomplished by Fortune, we may promote our electrical products and services to the international green energy generation market in the future.“Pedro Hsu, chairman of Fortune Electric.
The Fortune site provides space for turbine assembly, storage and office space, as well as additional storage capacity for components. The building is also fitted with overhead cranes and a sufficient capacity to move large offshore wind turbine components across the site.
This lease agreement comes as a result of multiple supply chain contracts signed by MHI Vestas in Taiwan to meet the demand of CIP’s Changfang & Xidao offshore wind Project, including for the local supply of blades, transformers, blade materials (bonding glue, resin, pultruded carbon plates), towers, switchgears, rotor hubs, hub plates, nacelle base frames, low voltage cabinets, UPS systems, and PCM assembly.