Siemens Gamesa to expand nacelle manufacturing in Taiwan
By ECCT staff writers
Siemens Gamesa broke ground today on a massive expansion of its successful offshore nacelle facility in Taichung, Taiwan. According to an official press release from the company, the ceremony marked the company’s long-term commitment to growing Taiwan as its offshore wind power hub for the entire fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.
The Siemens Gamesa offshore nacelle plant in Taichung is the largest production facility of its kind in Taiwan. The expansion will more than triple the plot area up to 90,000 square metres and more than triple the number of Siemens Gamesa people working locally. Among new elements, the expansion will broaden the production scope, creating two new production halls and a new warehouse on the extended plot.
Among the many distinguished Taiwanese guests at the groundbreaking ceremony were Shen Jong-chin, Vice Premier; Chih-Ching Yang, Deputy Director of Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs; Bruce JD Linghu, Deputy Mayor of Taichung City; Yan Li-Min, Deputy Speaker of the Taichung City Council; and Miau-Tang Chen, Vice President of Port of Taichung, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd. Additional foreign representatives were also present.