Senvion has been given the contract to supply and service seven of their 3.4M104 wind turbines for the Wakami Wind Farm developed by Japan Wind Development Co., Ltd. (JWD) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES).
The Senvion 3.4M104 has a hub height of 80m and are specially designed to withstand seismic and extreme wind conditions which are prevalent in the Akita Prefecture located in northern Japan.
CEO and Managing Director of Senvion Australia and responsible for the Asia Pacific region, Raymond Gilfedder said, ”We are delighted to be working with JWD and MES to deliver the Wakami Wind Farm. This contract is an important milestone in Senvion’s strategy to expand its operations in the Asia-Pacific Region and demonstrates our long term commitment to the Japanese market. Looking to the future, Senvion will continue to develop and expand its product portfolio, so that we can meet the needs of our customers in our key markets.”
Deputy General Manager, President’s Office of JWD, John Popham said, ”Senvion’s technology is well suited to the Wakami wind farm site. Senvion’s design team located in Germany, Australia and on the ground in Japan, worked hard to ensure that the project can handle extreme conditions and that it meets the strict criteria required of wind farms in Japan.”
General manager of Project Dept. 1 Energy Solutions Div. Engineering Headquarters from MES, the EPC Contractor for the project, Tamehisa Yamaguchi said, ”This is an exciting time for the wind energy market in Japan. This project marks the first time that we have worked with Senvion to deliver a wind farm and we are looking forward to developing this partnership and achieving a successful collaboration for the Wakami wind farm.”