Siemens Gamesa has inaugurated its first offshore wind nacelle plant outside Europe, at Taichung Harbour in Taiwan.

The facility, which already completed Taiwan’s first local offshore wind turbine nacelle assembly in early August, is part of the OEM’s expansion strategy for the booming Taiwanese market as well as the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.

“Siemens Gamesa leads the way in providing wind turbine solutions for the Taiwanese offshore wind market with 2GW of firm orders and an additional 1GW in place as preferred supplier,” said Marc Becker, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit in Siemens Gamesa.