For the 41.6 megawatt Eurus Higashi Yurihara wind power plant, developed in Yurihonjo city and located in the north of the mainland Honshu, Siemens will provide 13 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-101 rated at 3.2 megawatts each. Commercial operation of the wind farm is scheduled for spring 2018, and the order also includes a five year service and maintenance agreement.
“We are pleased to continue our successful collaboration with Eurus Energy and to provide again our direct-drive technology to the Japanese wind market,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “Japan’s energy market is experiencing a liberalization of electricity retailing and the outlook for future wind power business is very promising. We will continue to provide cutting edge technology for highly efficient wind projects to further contribute to the growing renewables share in the Japanese energy mix.”
Since 1999 Siemens has installed a total of 200 MW in Japan, receiving its first orders for direct drive wind turbines in 2013 for the Eurus Akita Port wind farm. The company also supplied the Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant with 17 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101. Both projects are already in commercial operation.