Siemens Gamesa to establish regional offshore wind nacelle industrial hub in Taiwan with 300 MW Hai Long 2 as anchor project

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is planning to expand its nacelle assembly facility in Taichung to form a regional offshore wind nacelle industrial hub together with Taiwan-based suppliers.
Siemens Gamesa to establish regional offshore wind nacelle industrial hub in Taiwan with 300 MW Hai Long 2 as anchor project
Siemens Gamesa and Hai Long Wind

The first project to be supported by the broader manufacturing plant will be the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project.

The expansion is subject to certain conditions including Hai Long 2’s Industrial Relevance Proposal (IRP) being approved by the Taiwanese authorities, and final investment decision by the project partners. Siemens Gamesa was named as preferred supplier for the offshore wind turbines in November 2019.

The facility is currently under construction and will start production in 2021 to deliver nacelles to Orsted’s Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind power project. Once the nacelle assembly work is completed in 2022, Taichung factory expansion will start. It will include doubling the plot area to over 60,000 m2, as well as at least doubling the number of Siemens Gamesa employees working in the factory.

Two new production halls and a new warehouse will be constructed, encompassing local hub, and backend production in Taiwan for Siemens Gamesa’s latest offshore wind turbine technology. This will open a compelling opportunity for a vast range of local suppliers to feed components directly to the factory, thanks to high proximity, and short transportation time to Taichung.

“Our actions to localise and expand nacelle manufacturing in Taiwan demonstrate our strong beliefs in both the Taiwanese market and the Asia Pacific region as a whole” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit. “Supported by proactive policies, strong wind resources, and a proven contribution to combatting climate change, offshore wind is an essential element in the energy mix around the globe”.

In 2019, Siemens Gamesa and Yeong Guan Group (YGG) sealed an agreement for localised hub and base frame castings for Hai Long 2. YGG will build a new global casting production factory for offshore wind in Taichung, neighbouring Siemens Gamesa’s plot.

Additionally, Siemens Gamesa has now signed four conditional contracts for the localisation of six different type of nacelle components for Hai Long 2. All of these components will be delivered to Siemens Gamesa’s Taichung factory as part of the localised nacelle production process. Similarly to the deal made with YGG, three of those contracts include the setup of new local production facilities:

KK Wind Solutions will invest in a new production plant in Taiwan, as well as in the recruitment and the training of a local workforce to enable knowledge transfer. The factory will manufacture uninterruptible power supplies and power conversion systems.

SINBON will extend its existing footprint with a new production line in Taiwan for cable manufacturing.

Atech, together with an existing global supplier, will provide nacelle canopies and spinners. A new production line will be set-up in Taiwan accordingly. This collaboration will combine strong offshore wind expertise with local market knowledge and production capabilities.

Würth will leverage its existing footprint in Taiwan and strong local supplier network to locally procure fasteners.

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