Siemens wins 51MW Japan order

Siemens has secured a 51MW turbine order from Japanese developer Eurus Energy for the Eurus Yurikogen wind farm on the northwest coast of Japan.

Siemens will deliver 17 of its direct drive SWT-3.0-101 turbines that each have a capacity of 3MW and a rotor diameter of 101 metres. Installation and commissioning of the Eurus Yurikogen wind farm will start in January 2016.

The deal includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

“This is going to be our third-largest wind farm in Japan,” says Mitsue Usami, general manager at the corporate communications and environmental management office at Eurus Energy.

“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."

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, Siemens says.

The German industrial conglomerate has already installed an accumulated 128MW of wind turbines in Japan.