Offshore wind turbine tower factory under construction in Taiwan
Welcon and Century Huaxin Wind Energy (CHWE) have entered into an agreement to cooperate on a turbine tower fabrication facility for offshore wind in Taiwan.
Welcon said it will provide its experience and technological know-how to CHWE who will design, build and operate the facility that will serve the Taiwanese and Asian offshore wind market.
According to the Danish company, the facility will be able to produce large next-generation offshore wind turbine towers, up to 10m in diameter and 60m long.
CHWE already kicked off the construction at a 30ha space at the Taichung Habor. The plan is to have the facility ready for production in early 2022.
At the end of last year, Welcon and HighTek-Century signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a turbine tower factory in Taiwan, which is set to also manufacture Stiesdal Offshore Technologies’ (SOT) Tetra foundation concept.