MHI Vestas has signed a purchase agreement with local Taiwanese company, YGG, to source additional components for upcoming production of V174 turbines to be installed offshore in Taiwan.
The agreement covers rotor hubs, hub plates and nacelle base frames.
V174-9.5 MW turbines provided by MHI Vestas are due to be installed at the Changfang and Xidao projects off the coast of Taiwan, under development by CIP, beginning in 2022.
“We consider Taiwan to be a key market for offshore wind, and we look forward to advancing the sustainable development of the supply chain by partnering with local companies,” said Maida Zahirovic, Taiwan Business Director at MHI Vestas. “We are working hard to deliver on the Taiwanese government’s ambition to be an offshore wind hub in Asia-Pacific, and we are delighted that YGG will be supporting us on this journey.”
In addition to this contract with YGG, MHI Vestas has signed firm purchase agreements for critical components such as blades, switchgear and blade materials (bonding glue, resin, pultruded carbon plates), and has also signed a contract in Taiwan for tower supply.