Vestas said it has received a 139 MW order to supply 33 Vestas V117-4.2MW typhoon turbines for Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project.
The wind farm, located in Japan’s northern Akita prefecture, will be the first utility-scale offshore project in Japan.
Vestas said it installed its first turbine in Japan in 1995 and has since installed a total of 629 MW. Vestas will start turbine delivery of wind turbines in the second half of 2021 and installation is expected to commence in 2022.
Akita Offshore Wind, a special purpose company led by Marubeni, with additional Japanese project sponsors, owns the wind farm. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, will be responsible for the overall construction of the project.
Vestas said the V117-4.2 MW Typhoon turbine strengthens the 4 MW platform’s performance in extreme wind conditions expanding reach into areas with very strong wind and typhoon type weather.
“This order showcases Vestas’ experience in Japan and our comprehensive turbine portfolio to have the right turbine variant to fit the market’s needs,” said Clive Turton, president of Vestas Asia Pacific.
“Japan is an important market to us, and we will continue to work closely with our customers and partners to offer renewable energy solutions to support Japan’s clean energy transition,” said Netoshi Kuriyama, vice president of Sales and Japan Country Manager for Vestas.