Siemens has secured a third order from Japan’s Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation to supply 13 directly driven wind turbines for the 41.6-megawatt onshore Eurus Higashi Yurihara wind power station. The plant being built near the city of Yurihonjo in the north of Honshu island is due to start operating in Spring 2018. The order covers maintenance and servicing for a five-year period.
More orders from Eurus Energy
Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our successful collaboration with Eurus Energy and to supply Japan with additional plants with direct drive technology.” He added: “The Japanese market is currently undergoing a liberalised trade in electricity and thus prospects for the wind turbine business are good.”
Since 1999, Siemens has installed around 200 megawatt of wind power in Japan. The firm received the first order for direct drive technology in 2013 for a Eurus wind farm in the port of Akita. Siemens supplied another 17 plants for the Eurus Yurikogen wind power station. Both projects are now operational.
First rotor blade factory in Morocco
A few weeks ago, Siemens AG said it would produce rotor blades in Tanger Automotive City on Morocco’s north coast in future. Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, said: “Morocco is an excellent location from which to serve the growing onshore markets in Africa, the Mideast and Europe.”
Siemens has been producing onshore rotor blades in Denmark, China, the U.S. and Canada so far. The company says it is investing over EUR 100 million in the new factory and plans to start production in Spring 2017.