Teco Electric & Machinery has disclosed it signed an MoU with Denmark-based MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW) for outsourced production of generators for use in 9.5MW offshore wind turbines produced by the latter.

Teco said it plans to finish development of a prototype generator, obtain third-party certification and establish business connection with MVOW’s other supply chain partners in 2020.

Through cooperation with MVOW, Teco plans to tap Asia Pacific’s offshore wind turbine markets, including Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, company chairwoman Sophia Chiu noted.

An offshore wind power generation ecosystem can be set up in Taiwan if international firms assemble their turbines locally, Chiu indicated. Teco will make efforts to boost assembly of offshore wind turbines and production of key components in Taiwan through cooperation with partners, Chiu said.

MVOW has taken into account typhoon impacts in the Taiwan Strait in process of designing and developing offshore wind turbines via cooperation with Norway-based certification body DNV GL, according to MVOW co-CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.