MHI Vestas targetting Taiwan

by Tom Russell in Windfarms 18/02/2020 MHI Vestas

After being selected as preferred wind turbine supplier for 300 MW Zhong Neng offshore wind project, MHI Vestas has revealed it is preparing to release noteworthy industrial announcements for the Taiwanese offshore wind market.

The 300 MW
Zhong Neng is a joint venture project between China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The array is to be located in the Taiwan Strait roughly 10km off Taichung and is expected to enter offshore construction in 2023 with completion scheduled for 2024.

MHI Vestas stated it is reaffirming its commitment to the nascent sector as it moves into prime position to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive local supply chain. While there are no specific details yet for upcoming announcements, the wind turbine manufacturing company stated it poised to unveil its progress in Taiwan in the coming weeks.

“MHI Vestas has been an active and dedicated partner in the development of the local supply chain for more than two years. In close collaboration with our customers and the government, we are putting the finishing touches on the sector’s most ambitious localisation plan,”
said Maida Zahirovic, MHI Vestas Business Director, Taiwan. “We applaud the steps our local partners are taking to prepare for offshore wind and to become globally competitive. Our passion and motivation has always been to deliver on the promise of offshore wind in Taiwan. Together with our industrial partners, we are doing that.”

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