Published: 21 August 2019 21 August 2019
Confirming the first electrical component for local supply in the budding offshore wind industry in Taiwan, MHI Vestas has signed a conditional agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe, with Taiwanese manufacturer, Shihlin Electric Co., included as an integral part of the production.
The contract, signed by executives from MHI Vestas and Mitsubishi Electric Europe, meets the Taiwan government’s localisation requirements for local production.
The assembly and testing of high voltage switchgear will be done at Shihlin’s factory in Hsinchu, with first delivery in 2022 for projects installed in 2023 and 2024.
MHI Vestas has now signed three contracts for local production, including CS Wind and Chin Fong for towers and Swancor for blade materials as part of a formal localisation framework made in October 2018 with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).