Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed ten Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a range of suppliers today in Taipei, Taiwan, complementing previous agreements signed with Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group (YGG) and Swancor Holding Co. (Swancor).
The signing of the agreements further demonstrates SGRE’s commitment to the offshore wind supply chain in Taiwan, in line with helping the Taiwanese government’s goal of 5.5 GW installed offshore wind by 2025. The MoUs cover solutions for offshore wind turbine components including on machining, control systems, coolers, and more. Timelines have not been set for finalisation of the cooperation agreements.
“We are encouraged by the localisation plans for Taiwan of our major suppliers, and the growth plans of local suppliers” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “The growing offshore wind market in the region requires sound, skilled partnerships to meet the ambitious governmental goals. As the industry leader in offshore wind, we look forward to bringing global supplier concepts to the local market, and bringing local supplier concepts to the global market with partners of all sizes”.
Taiwan IDB Deputy Director General Yang Chih-Ching, speaking at the SGRE Offshore Wind Localization Day, added that as a global leader in offshore wind, SGRE, together with its global suppliers, can collaborate with Taiwan's major component manufacturers, not only to build up local capabilities, but also to enhance their international competitiveness for a long-term, sustainable offshore wind supply chain for the Taiwanese and global markets.
The following MoUs were signed between SGRE and partners to further develop the offshore wind supply chain in Taiwan, more specifically, with regards to:
SGRE and AH Industries and YGG: Machining for large steel and metal components
SGRE and Jupiter Bach: Composites for wind turbine components such as canopy and spinners
SGRE and KK Wind Solutions (KK): Control systems and converters
SGRE and Nissens: Cooling systems
SGRE and RMG Steel: Steel parts such as various sheet metal and weldments solutions
SGRE and SINBON Electronics (SINBON) and TA YA Electric Wire & Cable (TAYA): Low Voltage cables harnessing
SGRE and SINBON and Walsin Lihwa Corporation (Walsin Lihwa): Low Voltage cables harnessing
SGRE and TECO Electric & Machinery (TECO): Yaw motors
SGRE and Walsin Lihwa: High voltage cables
SGRE and Wuerth: C-parts and fasteners
Each of the non-binding MoUs include – among other terms – the establishment or the use by suppliers of facilities in Taiwan, price competitiveness, as well as compliance to SGRE’s quality, health, safety and environment (HSE) standards. Siemens Gamesa will provide support and advice on technical qualifications, and ramping up activities for each supplier.