Typhoon-proof Turbines being Supplied to Four Wind Farms in Japan by Siemens Gamesa

By Sharada Prahladrao

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Project Success Story

Siemens Gamesa will supply 79 of its typhoon-proof turbines for Japan’s largest wind farm cluster, strengthening its position as one of the leading renewable energy players in the country. The 339.7 MW Dohoku wind farm Typhoon-proof Turbinescluster consists of four projects to be developed by Eurus Energy, the country’s leading independent renewable energy developer.

Siemens Gamesa will also provide technical field assistance for construction and commissioning of the four wind projects, with expected full commissioning in the second half of 2023. Given that Japan faces very high wind speeds, including typhoons, Siemens Gamesa specifically designed the typhoon-proof onshore turbines based on proven technologies to accommodate the local wind site conditions.

Siemens Gamesa is the first to have developed the 4.3 MW typhoon type certified onshore turbines, with site-specific Wind Farm Certificate for several Japanese projects. Operating in Japan for more than 20 years with an excellent track record, Siemens Gamesa has developed a full-fledged local set up to build and operate wind farms, which includes 520 MW installed capacity and 353 MW under maintenance and operation.

Siemens Gamesa has been expanding in Asia Pacific since the 1980s and has installed more than 9.41 GW of onshore turbines in China, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. On the offshore side, the company completed the installation of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power plant in 2019 (128 MW) and was selected as the preferred supplier for an additional 3 GW of projects. 

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