Senvion and Toshiba ESS Strike Wind Partnership in Japan

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) have joined forces under a new agreement that will see the two companies cooperating to market, sell, install and operate Senvion wind turbines in Japan.

The initial focus of the joint arrangement is the onshore and offshore wind market in Japan.

David Hardy, Executive Director and CSO of Senvion said: "We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with Toshiba ESS to work together to deliver tailored wind energy solutions in Japan. The strategic alliance will leverage the established reputation of Toshiba ESS and Senvion's high-performing technology, to accelerate our expansion into the Asia-Pacific region."

Under the terms of the mutually non-exclusive cooperation agreement, Toshiba ESS will be responsible for the customer interface and installation, with Senvion providing the turbine technology, operation and maintenance services and technical support.

Fumio Otani, Corporate Senior Vice President, who is responsible for the wind power business of Toshiba ESS said: "Senvion is a logical partner for us, with a proven track record of delivery in Japan and the right technology and service solutions for the Japanese market. We are excited about this new agreement with Senvion, which will mean that we are strategically placed to increase our share of the wind energy market in Japan."