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NKT to help build Taiwanese subsea cable factory

The company will sign a deal to form a joint venture with Walsin Lihwa

NKT will provide technical support to Taiwanese cable company Walsin Lihwa for its plan to build the first subsea power cable factory in Taiwan.

The factory will produce high- and medium-voltage AC offshore power cables mainly for the Taiwanese offshore wind market.

The deal will establish a joint venture and includes a Service Agreement for the construction of the factory and a Technology License Agreement licensing NKT technology to the joint venture.

NKT will own a share of the joint venture and will act as the technical partner.

The construction of the factory will not include CAPEX investments from NKT.

When the factory is in operation, expectedly in 2027, NKT will generate revenue based on a royalty scheme and dividend from the joint venture.

Final constitution of the joint venture is subject to customary regulatory procedures

“The joint venture is an attractive opportunity for NKT from a financial perspective and an opportunity for us to participate in a new, growing market, which is otherwise challenging to serve,” said NKT President and CEO, Alexander Kara.     

“It is an important first step for NKT to establish presence in the Asian high- and medium-voltage market and a platform for future growth in the region.”

Yu-Lon Chiao, Chairman of Walsin Lihwa, added: “Taiwan is blessed with an abundance of wind resources, presenting vast commercial opportunities in offshore wind power and submarine cable. Walsin is honoured to enter into a win-win partnership with NKT, a world class cable solutions provider with leading technology, to further our clean energy strategy and contribute towards Taiwan’s green energy future.”

Source: Renews