Spain’s Siemens Gamesa announces plans to set up first offshore wind power facility

Spain-based wind power equipment provider Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced plans to set up its first offshore wind power nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe, in Taiwan. This is an important milestone for the company in the fast growing Asia-Pacific region. The facility’s construction is scheduled to begin in 2020. It will be used for offshore nacelle assembly, testing, warehousing, etc. The facility will also provide equipment for the company Ørsted’s 900 MW Greater Changhua offshore projects in Taiwan, for which the SG 8.0-167 DD turbine will be used. In later years, it will provide an option for the company to supply nacelles to other regional projects. At present, Siemens Gamesa has offshore nacelle assembly and manufacturing facilities in Germany and Denmark.