Hirado Minami Wind Farm : Vestas to supply V105-3.6 MW turbines for Japanese wind project
Vestas has bagged a turbine supply contract from Japan Wind Development (JWD) for the 40MW Hirado Minami Wind Farm in the Nagasaki prefecture in Japan as per the latest wind industry news.
Japan Wind Development alongside Tokyu Land Corporation won the rights to the wind farm last month.
As per the contract, Vestas will supply and supervise 11 of its V105-3.6 MW turbines that will be delivered with customized 72.5-meter towers. The Danish wind turbine company said that the customized solution was developed in close collaboration with Japan Wind Development so that the wind turbines can withstand the harsh local wind conditions, while simultaneously minimizing visual impact because of the natural beauty of the project site.
Vestas claimed that the Hirado Minami Wind Farm project win presents further evidence that the Vestas V105 solution is a strong option for sites that have extreme weather conditions and challenging transport needs.
Commenting on the Hirado Minami wind project, Clive Turton – President of Vestas Asia Pacific, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this project and thereby continue our collaboration with Japan Wind Development. Securing this order within weeks of the first order demonstrates JWD’s continued trust and confidence in Vestas and our ability to provide customised solutions.
“With the momentum we are gaining in the Japanese market, Vestas is ready and committed to support the country’s growing ambition to increase renewable energy sources.”
The Danish wind turbine company has also signed multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the Hirado Minami Wind Farm project.
Vestas said that with an energy-based availability guarantee, the agreement will make sure that the wind turbines deliver optimized performance and also long-term business case certainty for Japan Wind Development.
The turbines for the Hirado Minami Wind Farm will begin to be delivered in the second quarter of next year, with commissioning slated for Q4 2021, said Vestas.