Siemens Gamesa to Deliver 79 Typhoon-proof Turbines to Japan’s Wind Cluster

One of the leading wind turbines and services providers, Siemens Gamesa has announced that it will deliver 79 of its industry-leading Typhoon-class onshore wind turbines for Japan’s largest 339.7 MW wind farm cluster of four wind projects. The Dohoku wind farm cluster, located in the Hokkaido island of north Japan, is the largest of its kind in the country.

Siemens Gamesa will also provide technical field assistance for the 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.

Speaking of their project, “We’re the first company in the industry that has developed 4.3 MW 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,” said Russell Cato, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Japan.

Notably, operating in Japan for more than 20 years, Siemens Gamesa has developed a full-fledged local setup to build and operate wind farms, which includes 520 MW installed capacity and 353 MW under maintenance and operation.

“With deep roots in the 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,” said Paulo Soares, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit in the Asia Pacific region.

Recently this month, Siemens released a white paper entitled ‘Unlocking the Green Hydrogen Revolution’ that outlines an ambitious plan to deliver cost-competitive green hydrogen by 2030 from onshore wind and by 2035 from offshore wind.

Before that in May, Siemens Gamesa secured a landmark order to supply, install and commission 32 onshore turbines for the largest wind farm in the Philippines to date, marking a resurgence for the wind industry in the country.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.

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