Located in the Hokkaido island of North Japan, the Dohoku Wind Farm is the largest cluster of onshore winds of its kind in the country with a total of 79 turbines.
The Dohoku project has a long-standing partnership with Eurus Energy, Japan’s largest independent developer of renewable energy.
Eurus Dohoku Energy to use strong typhoon-proof onshore wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa that are designed specifically for the high winds in Japan.
In this week’s latest sustainable energy report, we look at Japan’s wind farm where on June 19th, Siemens Gamesa’s Managing Director, Russel Cato, announced that the company will supply 79 industry flagship and typhoon-proof turbines to the Dohoku project – a move that puts Siemens Gamesa on a higher standing as a leading player in clean and renewable energy in Japan. The Dohoku Wind Farm cluster comprises four projects that are to generate an estimated 340 MW upon completion.
While the project is to be developed by Euros Energy over the next two years, turbines will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa. Furthermore, the company will also provide technical and field logistics in the construction and commissioning of the project, which is expected to be completed in late 2023.
Siemens Gamesa’s Certified Onshore Turbines
Japan's geography places the country on the fronts of high wind speed and typhoons. And given the frequent typhoons, Siemens Gamesa designed typhoon-class onshore turbines with outstanding technologies that can withstand local winds, typhoons, and site conditions.
Moreover, the company has established itself as the first in the industry to develop 4.3 MW typhoon type certified turbines that also boasts onshore site-specific certificate for multiple projects in Japan. The company's Managing Director, Russel Cato, was delighted the company was supplying turbines to such a milestone Wind Farm project. The equipment has the strongest T-class turbine in the industry and is specifically designed to capture the extremely high winds in the country.
The Siemens Gamesa-Eurus Energy Partnership
Speaking at the launch of the commissioning of the project, Russel hailed the company's 20-year partnership with Eurus Energy, which has seen them accomplish projects inside and outside of Japan, with the majority in the Asia-Pacific region. The company has established local setups in Japan for over 20 years and has a solid reputation in building and operating wind farms that include 520 MW of installed capacity, with a further 353 MW under maintenance.
Since moving to the Asia-Pacific region over two decades ago, Siemens Gamesa has become a leading manufacturer and supplier of onshore sustainable energy equipment in the region. And over the two-decade period, the company installed 9.41 GW worth of onshore turbines across Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, The Philippines, China, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. Most recently, the company completed Taiwan's first offshore wind project (128 MW) and is also involved in maintenance operations for other existing projects in the Asia-Pacific region.
(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)