Siemens Gamesa expands in Taiwan

Expansion of both its own nacelle production and establishment of a new facility will increase Taiwan’s role as a Southeast Asian manufacturing center. Though it will require a firm order, Siemens Gamesa asserts.

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Taiwan stands to soon answer the question of which will come first: localized production of large wind turbine components in iron alloys or the firm orders that will deliver the economic rationale in such a production.

On Friday, Siemens Gamesa announced plans to expand its nacelle factory in Taiwan with both "hub and backend assembly." However, this presupposes that authorities approve the localization plan or Industrial Relevance Proposal (IRP) for project Hai Long 2, where the manufacturer has been chosen as preferred supplier, and that Northland Power and Yushan Energy make the final investment decision.

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