Alstom clinches 48MW in Japan

Source:  ReNews


Alstom is to supply and supervise the installation and commissioning of 29 1.67MW ECO 74 wind turbines for Green Power Hamada, part of Green Power Investment Corp, in western Japan.

The wind farm, which is expected to be operational in 2016, will have a capacity of 48MW and a projected annual output of 85m kWh.

Alstom senior vice president, wind Alfonso Faubel : “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to further contribute to the development of renewable energy in Japan.

“This new contract is a true recognition of our technology and expertise and further demonstrates Alstom’s ability to adapt to local constraints.”

This is Alstom’s third wind turbine contract in the country, adding to the Higashi Izu II and Kawazu wind farms, and, when completed, will bring its installed wind power capacity in Japan to 100MW.

The turbines are equipped with the Alstom Pure Torque design which shifts bending loads directly to the tower, and allows for higher reliability of the drive train and reduced operation and maintenance costs over the wind turbine’s lifetime, Alstom said.

The turbine has also been adapted with seismic towers to improve availability because of Japan’s seismic activity, the company added.