Published On: Wed, Mar 4th, 2020

Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm : MHI Vestas to supply 33 turbines

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MHI Offshore Wind has secured a contract from Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (AOW) to supply turbines for the 139MW Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm in .

The Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project comprises the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms to be built in the Akita prefecture.

will deliver a of 33 V117-4.2 MW turbines which will be installed with fixed-bottom foundations at both sites. Installation of the wind turbines is expected to begin in 2022.

The contract also includes service and maintenance agreements for a maximum of 20 years.

The Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project, which is set to be Japan’s first large-scale commercial offshore wind project, is being developed by a consortium led by Marubeni Corporation.

Akita Offshore Wind Corporation is a special purpose company created by the consortium.

Henrik Jensen – MHI Vestas CSO, commenting on the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project contract, said: “We are pleased to secure the firm order to support AOW in their development of the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project. As Japan progresses towards a clean energy future powered by offshore wind, MHI Vestas and our parent companies, Heavy Industries and Vestas, are ready to play our part.

“We’re looking forward to delivering the Akita and Noshiro wind farms with Marubeni and the rest of the AOW partners.”

MHI Vestas to supply 33 turbines for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm

MHI Vestas to supply 33 turbines for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm. Photo courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

Of the total 33 turbines, 13 will be supplied for the Akita offshore wind farm and the remaining 20 for the Noshiro offshore wind farm. The combined output from the two wind farms is expected to meet the power requirements of nearly 130,000 homes.

Upon completion, the electric power output from the wind farms will be fed through both the Akita and Noshiro ports. The estimated output will be 55MW at the Akita Port and 84MW at the Noshiro Port.

Keiji Okagaki – Akita Offshore Wind Corporation President and CEO said: “We are honoured to place a firm order of 33 V117-4.2 MW turbines with MHI Vestas for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project.

“We have selected the reliable wind turbines of MHI Vestas, which have plenty of operational records worldwide. MHI Vestas’ supply record, and the service and maintenance they will provide is highly valued by us.

“They have also supported our project finance arrangement for the 1st commercial base offshore wind project in Japan.”

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