Siemens Gamesa reached its first agreement with Tokyu Land Corporation for two projects in Hokkaido, Japan, and will supply 22 of its SWT-3.4-108. Both nacelles and hubs will be manufactured in Denmark, while the blades will be produced in China and Denmark.
The turbines will be delivered in 2018 and 2019. Siemens Gamesa will also handle the operations and maintenance services at these facilities for the next 20 years.
“Siemens Gamesa is strongly committed to the Japanese market,” said Álvaro Bilbao, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s APAC Onshore business. “We were pioneers in this market, and we have established ourselves as the leading supplier thanks to our ability to adapt to our customers’ needs”.
The contracts were signed in August 2017 and March 2018 and are part of the Order Book announced in the results of Q2 18.
Since entering the Japanese market in 1999, Siemens Gamesa has installed 188 wind turbines in the country (more than 323 MW). In addition to Japan, Siemens Gamesa’s footprint in Asia Pacific extends to China, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand, where it has installed more than 6.6 GW.