Siemens Gamesa to supply typhoon-proof turbines to Japan’s largest onshore group of four wind farms
Siemens Gamesa will supply 79 of its Typhoon-class onshore wind turbines for Japan’s largest wind farm cluster, further strengthening its position as one of the country’s leading renewable energy players. The 339.7 MW * Dohoku wind farm consists of four projects that will be developed by Eurus Energy, an independent renewable energy developer.
Siemens Gamesa will also provide on-the-ground technical assistance for the construction and commissioning of the four wind projects, with full commissioning expected in the second half of 2023. As Japan faces extremely high wind speeds, including typhoons, Siemens Gamesa has specifically designed the wind turbines based on proven technologies to adapt to the local conditions of the wind site.
â€œWe are the first company in the industry to have developed certified 4.3 MW typhoon-type onshore turbines, which have also obtained a site-specific wind farm certificate for several Japanese projects. Equipped with the most powerful Class T turbine on the market, we are very happy to provide this giant stage project to capture the heavy winds that are abundant in Japan and to extend our partnership with Eurus Energy over the past 20 years with projects both inside and outside of Japan, â€said Russell Cato, general manager of Siemens Gamesa in Japan.
Present in Japan for more than 20 years, Siemens Gamesa has developed a local configuration to build and operate wind farms, which includes an installed capacity of 520 MW and 353 MW in maintenance and operation.
â€œWith deep roots in Asia-Pacific, Siemens Gamesa has developed a world-class manufacturing and supplier base in the region, as well as a knowledgeable and growing team on the ground for project execution and maintenance. . Leveraging our strength in technological innovation, we are well positioned to partner with trusted partners to develop renewable energies for the sustainable growth of our company and our community, â€said Paulo Soares, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit in the Asia-Pacific region.
Siemens Gamesa has been developing in Asia-Pacific since the 1980s and has installed over 9.41 GW of land turbines in China, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, in Australia and New Zealand. On the offshore side, the company completed the installation of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power plant in 2019 (128 MW) and was selected as the preferred supplier for 3 GW of additional projects.
* 69 MW reserved for T4FY20, 60 MW reserved for T2FY21, 210.7 MW reserved for T3FY21.