Siemens Wins 18MW Contract for Akita Port
German manufacturer Siemens has signed to supply six turbines for the 18MW Akita Port wind project on the north-west coast of the Japanese island Honshu.
The deal with Japanese wind developer Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation includes the delivery and installation of direct-drive 3MW 101 machines with a rotor diameter of 101 metres. Installation and commissioning is scheduled for summer 2014 and the contract also includes a service agreement. Siemens Energy chief executive of Business Unit APAC Kay Weber said:
“Japan is one of the most attractive emerging wind markets in the Asia-Pacific region. We are proud to contribute to the development of wind power in Japan with our innovative direct-drive technology.”
The Japanese Wind Power Association says the country plans to install 11GW of wind power by 2020 and 50GW by 2050. At the end of 2011, Japan had an installed wind capacity of 2.5GW.