Siemens Gamesa to supply ‘typhoon-proof turbines’ for wind project


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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is to supply 79 “typhoon-proof turbines” to a major onshore wind development in Japan, as the country attempts to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and develop more renewable energy installations.

The 339.7 megawatt Dohuku project will be located on the island of Hokkaido, Siemens Gamesa said in a statement Wednesday, and consist of four facilities set to be developed by Japan’s Eurus Energy.

The 4.3 MW “typhoon-class” turbines have been designed to cope with the “very high wind speeds” seen in Japan, Siemens Gamesa explained.

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