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Siemens to supply 50MW of turbines for Japanese onshore wind farm

CTBR Staff Writer Published 08 June 2016

Siemens has won a contract from J-Wind Setana to supply turbines for the 50MW Setana Osato wind farm in northern Japan.


The deal requires Siemens to supply and commission 16 3.2MW direct-drive wind turbines, which will be installed at the site near Setana town in the east of Hokkaido Island.

J-Wind Setana is a joint venture Electric Power Development and Hokutaku Co.

The project is expected to start operations in 2018. Siemens will also take responsibility for the service and maintenance of the wind turbines within the framework of a long-term deal.

Siemens wind power and renewables division CEO onshore Thomas Richterich said: "We are proud to provide our cutting edge direct-drive wind turbines to the wind project Setana Osato.

"Our advanced technology solutions are well suited for the Japanese wind power market and will support to enhance cost competitiveness of wind power in the country."

Siemens has installed about 200MW worth wind power projects in Japan from 1999. It received the first orders for direct-drive wind turbines in 2013 from Eurus Akita Port wind farm.

The Germany company has also supplied 17 direct-drive wind turbines for Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant and received order for another 13 direct-drive wind turbines from Higashi Yurihara wind power plant in April this year.

Image: Siemens to supply 16 of D3 wind turbines to Setana Osato wind power plant in Japan. Photo: Courtesy of Siemens AG.