Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group to collaborate on the development of an offshore wind supply chain in Taiwan.
The MoU follows on from an agreement with Taiwan International Ports Corporation in December 2017.
Under the terms of the non-binding MoU, Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group will investigate the establishment of a foundry, machining and painting facilities at the Taichung Harbour in Taiwan.
Siemens Gamesa will provide advice and support with compliance with offshore wind quality and HSE standards, and help enable the Taiwanese company become a competitive supplier for offshore wind in the Asia Pacific region.
A timeline has not been set for finalisation of the co-operation agreement.
“The promising potential of the Taiwanese offshore market combined with our positive experience with the government has encouraged us to intensify our efforts,” said Siemens Gamesa’s chief executive offshore, Andreas Nauen. “We are convinced that this emerging market offers interesting business opportunities.”