Vestas Wins 38 MW Wind Turbine Order in Japan

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Danish wind systems manufacturer Vestas has secured a 38 MW order with Toda Corporation for the Iwaki Miwa Wind Farm in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

Owned by the JR East Energy Development Company, the wind farm will be constructed by Toda Corporation and will feature nine V117-4.2 MW wind turbines.

Vestas will also deliver 20 years of Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service for the wind farm, providing an energy-based availability guarantee to ensure optimised performance and long-term business case certainty for the customer.

Commenting on the order Purvin Patel, Vestas Asia Pacific President said: “We are pleased to partner with Toda Corporation and JR East Energy Development again and to provide our wind energy solutions for the project. We remain committed to contributing to Japan’s carbon neutrality goal, through our industry-leading wind energy solutions and strong partnership with our customers.”

East Japan Railway Company established “JR East Energy Development Corporation” in April 2015 to promote the introduction of renewable energy.

By supplying the developed renewable energy mainly to railroads, JR East Energy Development aims to contribute to achieving JR East’s goal of using renewable energy to cover approximately 30-40% of its entire energy consumption in order to achieve virtually zero CO2 emissions in the railroad business by 2050.

Delivery of the turbines will begin in the first quarter of 2026, with commissioning scheduled in 2026.