Siemens Gamesa will supply 79 of its typhoon-class onshore wind turbines for Japan’s largest wind farm cluster.
The 339.7MW Dohoku wind farm cluster consists of four projects to be developed by Eurus Energy, the country’s leading independent renewable energy developer.
Siemens Gamesa will also provide technical field assistance for construction and commissioning of the four wind projects, with expected full commissioning in the second half of 2023.
Given that Japan faces very high wind speeds, including typhoons, Siemens Gamesa specifically designed the typhoon-proof onshore turbines based on proven technologies to accommodate the local wind site conditions.
Siemens Gamesa Japan managing director Russell Cato said: "We’re the first company in the industry that has developed 4.3MW typhoon type certified onshore turbines, which also achieved site-specific Wind Farm Certificate for several Japanese projects too.
"Equipped with the strongest T-class turbine in the market, we are very pleased to supply this milestone giant project to capture the abundant high winds in Japan and extend our partnership with Eurus Energy over the last more than 20 years with projects both inside and outside of Japan."
Operating in Japan for more than 20 years with track record of excellence, Siemens Gamesa has developed a full-fledged local set up to build and operate wind farms, which includes 520MW installed capacity and 353MW under maintenance and operation.
Siemens Gamesa Asia Pacific onshore business unit chief executive Paulo Soares said: "With deep roots in Asia Pacific, Siemens Gamesa has developed a world-class manufacturing and supplier base in the region, as well as a capable and growing team on the ground for project execution and maintenance.
"Leveraging our strength on technology innovation, we are well positioned to join hands with trusted partners to develop renewable energy for the sustainable growth of our society and community."
Siemens Gamesa has been expanding in Asia Pacific since the 1980s and has installed more than 9.41GW of onshore turbines in China, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
On the offshore side, the company completed the installation of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power plant in 2019 (128MW) and was selected as the preferred supplier for an additional 3GW of projects.