MHI Vestas Secures 300 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Order in Taiwan

MHI Vestas has been selected as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 300 MW Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Power Project in Taiwan

MHI Vestas Taiwan Offshore Wind

On the heels of its selection as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 300 MW Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, MHI Vestas has reaffirmed its commitment to the nascent sector as it moves into prime position to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive local supply chain.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems 50 50 percent and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50 percent. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. 

Zhong Neng, a joint venture project between China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), affirms MHI Vestas’ commercial activity in the market, paving the way for local industrial partnerships to be announced in the coming weeks.

“MHI Vestas has been an active and dedicated partner in the development of the local supply chain for more than two years. In close collaboration with our customers and the government, we are putting the finishing touches on the sector’s most ambitious localisation plan,” said Maida Zahirovic, MHI Vestas Business Director, Taiwan.

“We applaud the steps our local partners are taking to prepare for offshore wind and to become globally competitive. Our passion and motivation has always been to deliver on the promise of offshore wind in Taiwan. Together with our industrial partners, we are doing that.”

The parent firm, Vestas has also recently announced that it has secured a 39 MW order and a 30-year service contract from long-term customer Stena Renewables AB for the Riskebo wind energy project in the Hedemora Municipality in Sweden. The project will be the first in Sweden to leverage the EnVentus V162-5.6 MW turbine’s rotor size and high capacity factor to achieve industry-leading energy production. 

“With this order, we continue to build on our valued collaboration with Stena Renewables AB, with whom we have a strong partnership in the Nordics. Together, we have developed the most suitable and versatile solution for the Riskebo wind power plant, leveraging the large operational envelope and exceptional energy capture of the V162-5.6 MW turbine variant from our EnVentus platform”, states Juan Furones, Director Sales – Sweden, Finland & Estonia, Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

The turbine delivery for the project is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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