Vestas to supply turbines for two wind farms in Japan

30 June 2020 (Last Updated August 18th, 2020 04:59)

Danish company Vestas has partnered with Tokyu Land Corporation and Japan Wind Development to supply wind turbines in Japan.

Vestas to supply turbines for two wind farms in Japan
Vestas will supply its turbines to two wind farms in Japan. Credit: Zbynek Burival on Unsplash.

Danish company Vestas, in partnership with Tokyu Land Corporation and Japan Wind Development, has secured a supply contract for 76MW of wind turbines.

Vestas will supply the turbines to Chitose Wind Farm and Noheji Mutsuwan Wind Farm in the Aomori prefecture of Japan.

Asia-Pacific president Clive Turton said: “Projects like Chitose and Noheji Mutsuwan wind farms demonstrate Vestas’ market experience, broad service solutions, and extensive supply chain to provide the best return of investment for the lifecycle of a wind farm.

“We are proud that customers all throughout our region can turn to Vestas’ broad range of industry-leading and cost-efficient energy solutions.”

For Chitose Wind Farm, the company will supply four V117-3.45MW and six V105-3.45MW turbines. Meanwhile, the Noheji Mutsuwan Wind Farm will receive 11 V105-3.45 MW turbines. These will all be delivered in 3.6MW Power Optimised Mode.

Vestas partnered with Tokyu Land and Japan Wind to design a turbines more suited to wind farms in Japan, as the region is prone to typhoons and earthquakes.

The company also said all turbines will feature customised 94m towers, which can accommodate seismic loads, high turbulence and extreme wind speeds.

Additionally, Vestas has signed multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements for both wind farms.

The company intends to deliver the wind turbines in the first quarter of next year, before commissioning them in the fourth quarter.

Tokyu Land Corporation spokesperson said: “We are grateful to partner with Vestas and Japan Wind Development on our first project in the Aomori prefecture, and the company’s eighth wind park.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude for this opportunity and look forward to strengthening the relationship with both companies to further expand our opportunities.”

Last week, Vestas secured a 48MW order from Phong Lieu Wind Power (PLWP).