Siemens Energy has secured a total 51 MW wind power order from Japan’s largest wind power developer, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation. Siemens will provide 17 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101 to Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant, which is located on the North West Coast of Japan. The deal also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.
The Siemens SWT-3.0-101 wind turbines ordered for the project each have a capacity of 3MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. Following orders for the Akita Port project in 2013 and recently for a project in South Korea, this latest order from Japan reinforces the increased interest of the Asian market in direct-drive wind turbines. Compared to conventional technology, the gearless wind turbine has half the components and substantially fewer rotating parts, setting a new standard for efficiency and low operational costs. Installation and commissioning of the Eurus Yurikogen wind farm will start in January 2016.
With a cumulative installation of 128 MW in Japan since 1999, Siemens Wind Power has proven to be a trustworthy and reliable business partner with excellent performance for Japan’s renewable energy. Siemens introduced direct-drive technology to the Akita Port project in 2013 with 6 units of the SWT-3.0-101. They will start to be installed this year in spring and can be regarded as the debut of Siemens direct-drive wind turbines in Japan.
Wind power and energy service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43% of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.
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