Date: November 18, 2016
Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. and U.S. conglomerate General Electric Co.
concluded a memorandum of understanding Nov. 16 in Taipei City to cooperate on rapidly deployable, or fast power, energy solutions in the local market and Southeast Asia.
Founded by the government in 1996 and privatized in 2014, AIDC is the nation’s leading aerospace manufacturer. Since 2000, the company has expanded its scope to include gas turbine and wind farm construction in Taiwan and biogas applications in Southeast Asia.
Under the MOU, GE will support AIDC’s engineering, procurement and construction projects with its advanced TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines. Designed to respond to urgent power needs and emergency situations, the generators can be deployed in less than 11 days and produce up to 35 megawatts of electricity per unit.
“The partnership pushes GE-AIDC cooperation to a new level,” Shiah Kang, acting president of AIDC, said during the signing ceremony. “It creates a cooperation model for joint exploration of the fast power generation sectors in the targeted markets.” [FULL STORY]