Siemens Gamesa will supply 22 SWT-3.4-108 turbines for two wind farms in Hokkaido, Japan, in an agreement with Tokyu Land Corporation.
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The nacelles and hubs for the turbines will be manufactured in Denmark, while the blades will be produced in China and Denmark. The turbines will be delivered in 2018-19. The first batch has already arrived in Hokkaido. Siemens Gamesa will handle operations and maintenance services for the projects for the next 20 years.
“Siemens Gamesa is strongly committed to the Japanese market” said Álvaro Bilbao, CEO of Siemens, Gamesa's APAC onshore business. “We were pioneers in this market and we have established ourselves as the leading supplier thanks to our ability to adapt to our customers' needs”.
The contracts were signed in August 2017 and March 2018 and are part of the Order Book announced in the results of Q2 FY2018. Since entering this market in 1999, Siemens, Gamesa has installed 188 wind turbines in the country (more than 323 MW). The company is an active player in the Japanese operation and maintenance segment. In addition to Japan, Siemens, Gamesa's footprint in Asia Pacific extends to China, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand, where it has already installed more than 6.6 GW.