MHI Vestas supplier Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Co Ltd has initiated construction of a 210,000 m2 facility in Taichung Harbour to supply blades for offshore windfarms
The facility will produce and store blades to be installed on offshore projects in Taiwan and, eventually, throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Along with the investment in the production and storage area, infrastructure at Taichung Harbour is being upgraded to handle turning radius requirements for transporting completed blades.
This will also enable Taichung Harbour to potentially handle larger cargoes and allow Tien Li to expand as larger blade designs are developed.
Tien Li general manager Jay Hsu said, “We are leading the Asia Pacific in the manufacture of blades and are excited about the scale of our future marketplace at home and further afield.”
When Tien Li completes the construction of its production footprint, MHI Vestas will support training of Tien Li employees in blade manufacturing, enabling them to produce blades for MHI Vestas’ V174 platform.
Tien Li has invested TW$3Bn to set up the manufacturing facility, with the intention of developing Taiwan as a regional blade export base. Construction of the new facility will be carried out in two phases, with mass production of blades to
commence in 2021. More than 500 jobs will be created.
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