Siemens Gamesa orders Konecranes units for Taicung nacelle plant
As it strives to broaden the scope of production of its offshore nacelle plant in Taichung, Taiwan, Taiwan, Siemens Gamesa turned to Konecranes for four electrical overhead cranes. The cranes have lifting capacities of up to 400 tons with the installation planned for the first quarter of 2024.
The cranes will be at the centre of a continuous production flow at Taichung, lifting various turbine parts to and from production lines for nacelles – the part of a wind turbine containing the gearbox, shafts, generator and brake.
Siemens Gamesa is expanding production to deliver locally made nacelles for the 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind power projects, future projects from Taiwan’s Round 3 offshore wind power auctions and other Asia-Pacific projects.
“We selected Konecranes once again based on our positive experience from previous projects both in EMEA and APAC. Konecranes is a trusted partner who makes specifically engineered, durable products that allow us to leverage our facilities to the maximum,” says Joakim Videbæk Nielsen, project manager at Siemens Gamesa.
“Our cranes are known especially for their precision and durability, two characteristics that are critical in assembling nacelles given both the size and the complexity of the components involved. We look forward to further supporting Siemens Gamesa’s renewable energy ambitions in the future,” said Christoph Chang, Konecranes Area Manager.