Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy plans to expand its nacelle assembly facility in Taichung to form a regional offshore wind nacelle industrial hub.
The manufacturing plant will be supporting the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project. Siemens Gamesa is the supplier for the offshore wind turbines.
The facility is 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 create an opportunity for local suppliers to feed components directly to the factory.
“Our actions to localize 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.
In 2019, Siemens Gamesa and Yeong Guan Group (YGG) sealed an agreement for localized hub and base frame castings for Hai Long 2. YGG will build a new global casting production factory for offshore wind in Taichung, neighboring Siemens Gamesa’s plot.
Siemens Gamesa has signed four conditional contracts for the localization of six different type of nacelle components for Hai Long 2.