Siemens Energy secured a total 51 MW wind power order from Japan’s largest wind power developer, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation. Siemens will provide 17 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101 to Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant, which is located on the North West Coast of Japan. The deal also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.
The Siemens SWT-3.0-101 wind turbines ordered for the project each have a capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. Following orders for the Akita Port project in 2013 and recently for a project in South Korea, this latest order from Japan reinforces the increased interest of the Asian market in direct drive wind turbines. Compared to conventional technology, the gearless wind turbine has half the components and substantially fewer rotating parts, setting a new standard for efficiency and low operational costs. Installation and commissioning of the Eurus Yurikogen wind farm will start in January 2016.
“By providing competitive Cost of Energy to our customer, we are fulfilling our commitment to further benefit local society with more clean and renewable energy”, stated Bernhard Mueller, Head of Onshore Asia Pacific, Siemens Wind Power.
“This is going to be our 3rd largest wind farm in Japan. With advanced wind turbine technology, we sincerely hope that the wind farm will contribute to the local community development together with the people in Akita”, said Ms. Mitsue Usami, General Manager, Corporate Communications and Environmental Management Office at Eurus Energy.
With a cumulative installation of 128 MW in Japan since 1999, Siemens Wind Power has proven to be a trustworthy and reliable business partner with excellent performance for Japan’s renewable energy. Siemens introduced direct drive technology to the Akita Port project in 2013 with 6 units of the SWT-3.0-101. They will start to be installed this year in spring and can be regarded as the debut of Siemens direct drive wind turbines in Japan.
Wind power and energy service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.