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MHI Vestas Signs Contract in Taiwan for Local Supply of Switchgear

Power News - Published on Fri, 23 Aug 2019

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Confirming the first electrical component for local supply in the budding offshore wind industry in Taiwan, MHI Vestas has signed a conditional agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV, with Taiwanese manufacturer, Shihlin Electric Co included as an integral part of the production. The contract, signed by executives from MHI Vestas and Mitsubishi Electric Europe, meets the Taiwan government’s localisation requirements for local production, sending a signal that MHI Vestas is aggressively advancing its industrial plans in the market.

The assembly and testing of high voltage switchgear, a key electrical component in offshore wind turbines to help control and protect electrical equipment, will be done at Shihlin’s factory in Hsinchu, with first delivery in 2022 for projects installed in 2023 and 2024.

Mr Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, MHI Vestas Co-CEO said that “It is clear that we’re moving aggressively with our industrial plans in Taiwan. Signing with industry leader Mitsubishi Electric, who will work with Shihlin Electric for local switchgear assembly, speaks to the tremendous progress MHI Vestas has made in building up the local offshore wind supply chain. As a result of our sustainable localisation efforts, up to NTD 9.2 billion in economic value and 5,300 clean energy jobs will come to Taiwan.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Fri, 23 Aug 2019
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