Vestas Secures 238 MW Order for Offshore Wind Farm Project in Japan

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For the Kitakyushu-Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm Project, which is situated off the coast of Kitakyushu city in the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka, Vestas has obtained a 238 MW order from Hibiki Wind Energy.

The order also includes a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the wind farm in addition to the procurement and installation of 25 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines.

By utilising its experience and expertise gained from a number of offshore wind energy projects in international markets as well as in Asia Pacific, Vestas will leverage its position as a leader in offshore wind energy in Japan with this project.

“We are excited to work with Hibiki Wind Energy on this significant project in Japan’s offshore wind energy development and to contribute our V174-9.5 MW turbines. Through our innovative wind energy solutions and committed collaboration with our clients, we continue to be committed to helping Japan reach its carbon neutrality objective, according to Purvin Patel, president of Vestas Asia Pacific.

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“We selected Vestas because of the high reliability of its wind turbines, which have been in operation for many years around the world, as well as because of the expectation for local contribution,” said Yutaka Mizumachi, Representative Director and President of Hibiki Wind Energy. We anticipate that Vestas’ service and upkeep will act as a spark for the revitalization of the regional economy.

The planned commissioning date is 2025. The project will eventually include the most potent wind turbines operating in Japan.

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