The four memoranda of understanding cover the manufacturing of towers and blades for MHI Vestas’ 9 MW offshore wind turbine platform and follow on from the selection of MHI Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for a number of projects in Taiwan.
Taiwan is rapidly becoming a key market in Asia’s offshore wind sector, with several GW of capacity in planning by developers such as Orsted, China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).
MHI Vestas’ agreements are with China Steel Machinery Corporation (CSMC), Formosa Plastics Corporation (FPC), Swancor and Tien Li. Tower manufacturing will be carried out in Kaohsiung and blade production in Taichung.
“The Taiwan offshore wind market has impressively put itself in a front-runner position in the region,” said MHI Vestas incoming CEO, Philippe Kavafyan. “Having the benefit of early selection of a portfolio of projects allows us to enter into these manufacturing agreements with great confidence.”
MHI Vestas has signed preferred supplier agreements with CIP and CSC for three offshore wind projects in Taiwan with a total combined capacity of 1.5 GW.