MHI Vestas Selected for 220 MW Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

MHI Vestas has been selected for the 220 MW Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm. The first awarded, commercial-scale project to be announced in Japan.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

MHI Vestas has confirmed that its flagship V174-9.5 MW was selected as the preferred turbine for the Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm. Hibikinada is the first awarded, commercial-scale project to be announced in Japan, the strongest signal to date that the Japanese offshore wind market is rapidly stirring to life.

The 220 MW wind farm will be the first in the Asia Pacific to feature the firms’ V174-9.5 MW turbines. Once installed, the project will feature the most powerful wind turbines operating in Japan.

The landmark project will be developed by Hibiki Wind Energy, a consortium of five partners who have the ambition to build new energy infrastructure in Japan to advance the country’s renewable energy transition.

MHI Vestas, which has established a local entity in Tokyo to manage construction and service activities in Japan, looks to build on its lineage with the parent company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, as it accelerates activity in the market.

“It is a great honor for us to be confirmed as preferred wind turbine supplier for the Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm off the southwest coast of Japan,” said Philippe Kavafyan, MHI Vestas CEO. “Relying on our strong parent company, MHI, we will bring our flagship V174-9.5 MW technology and recognized offshore wind experience to serve Japan’s ambitious renewable energy development plans.”

In October, we reported that the turbine manufacturer had entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm, the 1.1 GW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm.

The site will provide around 5,000 GWh annually of clean, low carbon renewable energy for around one million homes and saving around two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

More recently, it was announced that 2022 floating pilot project will be the first offshore wind park to feature MHI Vestas’ 10 MW turbine after the firm’s V164-10.0 MW offshore wind turbines were selected by the Eoliennes Flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL).

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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