Taiwan is making the change to wind power
On the island’s west coast, Siemens Gamesa is building a nacelle assembly for offshore wind power plants in the harbor. It will be the company’s first assembly plant outside of Europe.22 Oct 2019 Roland Freist
The Taiwanese government wants to back out of nuclear energy by 2025, but this has become uncertain after a 2018 referendum in which the majority of citizens voted to continue generating energy using nuclear power. Nevertheless, to avoid a potential energy gap, the country wants to expand wind power.
The Danish company Ørsted , which is the largest global developer and manufacturer of offshore wind farms, has started construction of the Changhua 1 and 2a projects on the streets of Formosa. Power production is expected to begin in 2021. The turbines will be provided by the Spanish company Siemens Gamesa . The company is therefore building a nacelle assembly on 30,000 m2 in the harbor of Taichung. Until now, Siemens Gamesa has only had assembly facilities in Germany and Denmark. The company’s nacelles have been used in the Formosa offshore wind farm since 2017. This was the first wind farm on the Taiwanese coast.
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