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MHI Vestas sources blade material from Taiwan

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MHI Vestas has confirmed a purchase agreement with Swancor to source several key blade manufacturing components locally.

The scope of the Swancor contract extends considerably beyond local blade material requirements and covers a large percentage of the total blade manufacturing material value (including pultruded carbon plates, resin, and bonding glue).

The addition of Swancor to our local suppliers is a significant boost to our ambitions in Taiwan. The local supply chain is currently under development in Taiwan, and we are pleased to support an established group such as Swancor broaden their presence in the offshore wind sector. We look forward to working together to create long-term Taiwanese jobs.

Maida Zahirovic, Taiwan business director.

We are honored to sign the purchase agreement with world-renowned offshore wind turbine manufacturers MHI Vestas, including infusion resins, bonding glues, pultruded carbon plates, to become an international wind turbine blade material supplier of MHI Vestas. We aim to continue to expand further cooperation with MHI Vestas in the global market.

Robert Tsai, chairman of Swancor.

MHI Vestas has been awarded firm contracts for CIP developed Changfang and Xidao projects (total combined capacity of 589 MW), as well as preferred supplier status for the CSC and CIP developed 300 MW Zhong Neng project.

Since 2018 we have been working closely with MHI Vestas on localisation for blades. Apart from resin, a required item by Taiwan’s localisation policy, the contract between Swancor and MHI Vestas also additionally includes the supply of carbon tow, carbon pultrusion, and bonding glue.

The active effort from MHI Vestas and CIP greatly enhances the value of a local blade supply chain. Now with Tien Li and Swancor, the right supply set up for blade manufacturing is in place. CIP is looking forward to receiving the first local fabricated offshore blade in Taiwan for its Changfang and Xidao projects.

Marina Hsu, CIP Changfang and Xidao projects chief development officer.
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