Published On: Tue, Apr 7th, 2020

Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm : Vestas to supply 33 turbines

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Vestas has received a 139MW order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply 33 of its V117-4.2MW typhoon variant turbines for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project in Japan.

The Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm, which will come up off the coast of the Akita prefecture in northern Japan, is owned by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, a special purpose firm led by Marubeni Corporation along with other Japanese sponsors.

MHI Vestas is responsible for the major construction of the Japanese offshore wind project.

The V117-4.2MW Typhoon turbine is said to provide maximum energy production in medium to high wind speeds. It is claimed to enhance the 4MW platform’s performance in severe wind conditions and enable its reach into areas with very strong wind and typhoon type weather.

The technology used in the turbine has fulfilled all local certification requirements and can be applied for onshore and offshore wind projects and is specifically designed to suit the Japanese climatic conditions, said Vestas.

Vestas to supply 33 V117-4.2MW turbines for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm

Vestas to supply 33 V117-4.2MW turbines for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm. Photo courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S.

Clive Turton – President of Vestas Asia Pacific said: “We are happy to be able to support MHI Vestas, our joint venture that focuses on offshore wind, in their first firm order in Japan. This order showcases Vestas’ experience in Japan and our comprehensive turbine portfolio to have the right turbine variant to fit the market’s needs”.

Vestas said that it installed its first turbine in Japan in 1995 and has since then has gone on to install a total of 629MW turbines.

Netoshi Kuriyama – Vice President of Sales and Japan Country Manager for Vestas said: “Japan is an important market to us, and we will continue to work closely with our customers and partners to offer best-in-class renewable energy solutions to support Japan’s clean energy transition. With wind becoming a more important energy source in Japan, we are witnessing drastic increase in activities.”

The delivery of the turbines for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm will be done in the second half of 2021 and the installation would begin in 2022.

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