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Fasteners & cables for MHI Vestas wind Projects in Taiwan to be Sourced Locally

Power News - Published on Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Image Source: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has reached agreements with local Taiwanese suppliers to source both fasteners and cables, becoming the only wind turbine manufacturer to source these components locally. Deepening its commitments to Taiwan, MHI Vestas has become the only wind turbine manufacturer to source fasteners and cables locally, signing agreements with Boltun Corporation for fasteners and Walsin Lihwa Corporation for cables, respectively. These agreements will see Boltun and Walsin Lihwa Corporation supply MHI Vestas for CIP-developed wind projects, Changfang Phase 2 and Xidao, to be delivered off the coast of Taiwan beginning in 2023. The agreements with Boltun and Walsin Lihwa Corporation also cover the Zhong Neng project, where MHI Vestas has been named preferred turbine supplier. Changfang Phases 1 and 2, Xidao and Zhong Neng are the only four Taiwanese projects to have passed the government’s localisation review for projects allocated in Round 2. Fasteners and cables are both key components of MHI Vestas’ cutting-edge V174 turbine, which is slated for first installation in Taiwan in 2022.

Boltun is a well-regarded Taiwanese metal parts manufacturer that was established in 1988, headquartered in Tainan. Boltun will produce fasteners for MHI Vestas’ projects from its facility in Tainan, Taiwan, delivering valuable early learnings for the group’s expansion into the offshore wind sector.

Since its inception in 1966, Walsin Lihwa Corporation has produced power cables and wires for usage in a wide array of industries. As the offshore wind sector develops in Taiwan, early experience gained alongside MHI Vestas will enable Walsin Lihwa Corporation to potentially supply the broader Asia-Pacific region with cables.

Contracts have now been signed by MHI Vestas in Taiwan for local supply of blades, blade materials (bonding glue, resin, pultruded carbon plates), towers, switchgear, rotor hubs, hub plates and nacelle base frames, with more local supply chain contracts planned for 2020.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 15 Jul 2020
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