MHI Vestas Leases Waterside Manufacturing Facility
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and CIP Changfang & Xidao Offshore Wind Project lease Fortune Electric site in Taichung Harbour as preparations continue to carry out turbine hub and final nacelle-related assembly in Taiwan. MHI Vestas has taken on significant acreage in Taichung Harbour as it ramps up preparations to deliver the world’s most ambitious offshore wind localisation plan in Taiwan.
MHI Vestas and developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners have secured a 5000 square metre site located centrally in zone 1 of Taichung Harbour adjacent to the pre-assembly quayside of CIP’s Changfang & Xidao Offshore Wind Project, intended for assembly activities for some of the projects to be delivered in Taiwan using V174 technology. This site is being leased from Fortune Extra High Voltage Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Fortune Electric Co., Ltd., and will be prepared for MHI Vestas’ operations.
For certain MHI Vestas projects, turbine hub assembly is expected to be carried out on the site, as well as final nacelle-related assembly and testing.
Hub assembly activities at Fortune’s site will involve some of the offshore wind components made locally in Taiwan, including hub plates from Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group YGG and spinner covers from the Atech / Fassmer FACT joint venture. YGG and FACT are among the many Taiwanese suppliers producing offshore wind turbine components as beneficiaries from MHI Vestas and CIP’s world-leading sustainable localisation plan, which has been approved by Taiwanese authorities.