Adding to its growing list of components to be sourced in Taiwan for upcoming projects, MHI Vestas has concluded a purchase agreement with the Fassmer Atech Composites Taiwan (FACT) for spinner covers and nacelle covers
Spinner covers and nacelle covers are made of a composite glass fibre material and protect a wind turbine from the environment.
The components will be used at MHI Vestas’ Changfang Phase 2, Xidao and Zhong Neng projects, adding further to what the company claims is “the most ambitious localisation plan being delivered in Taiwan.”
The spinner covers and nacelle covers will be produced for MHI Vestas’ V174 turbines at FACT’s facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
MHI Vestas Taiwan business director Maida Zahirovic said, “The joint venture between Fassmer and Atech Composites is a perfect fit for the spinner and nacelle covers. This purchase agreement demonstrates how we are able to facilitate sustainable localisation in Taiwan through certainty in volume.”
Contracts have been signed by MHI Vestas in Taiwan for local supply of blades, blade materials (bonding glue, resin, pultruded carbon plates), towers, switchgear, rotor hubs, hub plates, nacelle base frames, low voltage cabinets, UPS systems, PCM assembly, spinner covers and nacelle covers with further local supply chain contracts planned for 2020.
MHI Vestas claims to be the only wind turbine manufacturer to procure blades, blade materials, switchgear, fasteners and cables from in Taiwan at present.