ZAMUDIO, Spain – Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has inaugurated its new offshore facility in Taichung, Taiwan.
This is the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe.
The piece of land developed in Taichung measures more than 30,000 sq m (322,917 sq ft), and is currently used for nacelle assembly, testing, warehousing, office buildings, and outdoor storage. Construction started in April 2020 and was completed in 3Q 2021.
It will support Ørsted’s 900-MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a projects, which will use SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa received the firm order in January 2019. This order accelerated the development of the offshore nacelle assembly facility, the company said.
As part of the ramp-up program of the facility, the company said it committed to supporting local offshore wind professionals and developing their skills. Since May 2021, about 80 nacelle technicians received Siemens Gamesa Technical Trainings through a partnership with the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre.