Siemens has secured its third wind-power order from Japan’s largest wind-power developer, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation headquartered in Tokyo. Siemens will supply 13 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-101 (rated at 3.2 MW each) for the 41.6-MW Eurus Higashi Yurihara wind-power plant.
The plant is being developed in Yurihonjo city, located in the north of the mainland Honshu. Commercial operation of the wind farm is scheduled for spring 2018. The order also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.
“We are pleased to continue our successful collaboration with Eurus Energy and to provide again our direct-drive technology to the Japanese wind market,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “Japan’s energy market is experiencing a liberalization of electricity retailing and the outlook for future wind-power business is very promising. We will continue to provide cutting-edge technology for highly efficient wind projects to further contribute to the growing renewables share in the Japanese energy mix.”
Since 1999, Siemens has installed a total of 200 MW in Japan, receiving its first orders for direct drive wind turbines in 2013 for the Eurus Akita Port wind farm. The company also supplied the Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant with 17 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101. Both projects are already in commercial operation.
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