Siemens Direct Drive wind turbines in JapanEurus Energy Holdings Corporation has selected Siemens to provide direct drive wind turbines for what will be Japan’s third largest wind farm.

The 51 MW wind power order from Japan’s largest wind power developer will see Siemens will provide 17 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101 to Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant, which is located on the North West Coast of Japan. The deal also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

The Siemens SWT-3.0-101 wind turbines ordered for the project each have a capacity of 3 MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. Following orders for the Akita Port project in 2013 and recently for a project in South Korea, this latest order from Japan reinforces the increased interest of the Asian market in direct drive wind turbines.

Compared to conventional technology, the gearless wind turbine has half the components and substantially fewer rotating parts. Installation and commissioning of the Eurus Yurikogen wind farm will start in January 2016.

Siemens introduced direct drive technology to the Akita Port project in 2013 with 6 units of the SWT-3.0-101. They will start to be installed this year in spring and can be regarded as the debut of Siemens direct drive wind turbines in Japan.


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