MHI Vestas supplier Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology (Tien Li) has started construction on 210.000 square meter facility in Taichung Harbor to supply blades in Taiwan.
Tien Li, one of the key local supply chain partners of MHI Vestas, has started construction on its new facility in Taichung Harbor.
Both production and storage facilities are being developed for the mass manufacture of blades to be installed at offshore projects in Taiwan and eventually, throughout Asia-Pacific.
Taichung Harbor infrastructure is being upgraded to manage turning radius requirements for the transport of completed blades, in addition to the investment in the production and storage area. This will also help Taichung Harbor to handle potentially larger cargoes and will allow Tien Li to further expand as larger blade designs are created.
“Tien Li’s facility in Taichung Harbor will be a sight to behold once completed, as it will be producing some of the largest blades in the world for installation offshore in Asia. The ground-breaking on this facility is a key milestone, and we look forward to working with Tien Li throughout this process as they ramp up to be a key supply chain partner to MHI Vestas in Asia-Pacific.Robert Borin, chief supply chain officer at MHI Vestas.
“We are leading Asia-Pacific in the manufacture of blades and we are excited about the scale of our future marketplace at home and further afield. Taking the time to perfect our processes and achieve great efficiencies on current platforms today means that we will be ready to lead the world on new platforms in the late 2020s. Tien Li has invested TWD 3 billion to set up the first offshore wind blade manufacturing facility in the Asia-Pacific region, with the intention of developing Taiwan as the regional blade export base. We require significant volume of orders to achieve return on our investment. Consistency and continuity of Taiwan’s localisation policy throughout 2026 toward blade manufacture is required, and will provide the industry with more confidence and ultimately, greater sustainable benefit to Taiwan’s economy.“Jay Hsu, general manager of Tien Li.