Siemens wins 18MW turbine deal in Japan

Siemens has won an order from Japanese wind developer Eurus to install six of its SWT-3.0-101 turbines at the Akita Port wind project on the northwest coast of the island of Honshu.

As well as delivery and installation of the 3MW turbines, the deal also includes a three-year service agreement with the German manufacturer.

"Japan is one of the most attractive emerging wind markets in the Asia-Pacific region," said Kay Weber, CEO of the APAC unit in the wind power division of Siemens Energy.

Installation and commissioning of the wind turbines is scheduled for summer 2014.

According to the Japanese Wind Power Association, Japan plans to install 11GW of wind power by 2020 and 50GW by 2050, Siemens said.

Japan currently has a total of about 2.5GW of wind capacity in place.