Vestas Secures 238 MW Japanese Offshore Wind Order

Highlights :

  • Vestas will supply and install 25 units of V174-9.5 MW wind turbines.
  • The commissioning of the wind energy project is planned for 2025.
Vestas Secures 238 MW Japanese Offshore Wind Order

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that it has secured a 238 MW order from Hibiki Wind Energy for the Kitakyushu-Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm Project in Japan. The wind farm is located off the coast of Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka prefecture.

Vestas held that the order includes supply and installation of 25 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines as well as long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the wind farm.

The commissioning of the wind energy project is planned for 2025. Vestas mentioned that once installed, the project will feature the most powerful wind turbines operating in Japan.

With this project, Vestas says it will strengthen its position as a leader in offshore wind energy in Japan, leveraging its experience and expertise established through the number of offshore wind energy projects in global markets as well as in Asia Pacific.

Purvin Patel, Vestas Asia Pacific President, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Hibiki Wind Energy and provide our V174-9.5 MW turbines for this important project in Japan’s offshore wind energy development. We remain committed to contribute to Japan’s carbon neutrality goal, through our leading wind energy solutions and strong partnership with our customers.”

Yutaka Mizumachi, Representative Director and President of Hibiki Wind Energy said “We selected Vestas because of the high reliability of its wind turbines, which have been in operation for many years around the world, and also because of the expectation for local contribution. We hope that the service and maintenance provided by Vestas will be a catalyst for the revitalisation of the local economy”.

Earlier this month, India’s Hyderabad-based Vibrant Energy signed a deal for two wind projects in India with Vestas. As part of the order from the Indian renewables developer, Vestas is going to supply a total of 36 units of V155-3.6 MW turbines. The company has already supplied more than 164 GW of wind turbines in 87 countries around the world.

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