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Coronavirus triggers rethink on Asian wind supply chains

Fears that the coronavirus will massively disrupt the wind power market are all but gone, with Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas both resuming operation in their Chinese facilities as of last weekend. But turbine-makers appear shaken and clearly wish to reduce their dependency on a Chinese supply chain, as capacity demands ramp up in the Asia Pacific region. India looks the best bet for Siemens to expand its footprint, whereas emerging markets like Taiwan and Japan may be where Vestas chooses to place its focus. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, several key transport routes had been shut in China. With several restrictions imposed on workforce travel, Siemens Gamesa was forced to pause operations at both of its Chinese facilities…

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