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Vestas Turbines to Spin on Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

Vestas has won a 238 MW order from Hibiki Wind Energy for the supply of wind turbines for the Kitakyushu-Hibikinada offshore wind project, located off Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture.


The order includes the supply and installation of 25 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines as well as long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the wind farm.

“We selected Vestas because of the high reliability of its wind turbines, which have been in operation for many years around the world, and also because of the expectation for local contribution. We hope that the service and maintenance provided by Vestas will be a catalyst for the revitalisation of the local economy”, said Yutaka Mizumachi, Representative Director and President of Hibiki Wind Energy.

Back in February 2017, the government of Kitakyushu City selected the consortium of Kyuden Mirai Energy, Kyuden Corporation, Hokutaku Renewable Energy Service, J-Power, and Saibu Gas to build the Hibiki-nada project.

The tender winners established the special purpose company, Hibiki Wind Energy, shortly after to develop the project.

Plafinger Marine was commissioned to deliver 25 of its stiff boom cranes for the Kitakyusyu-Hibikinada offshore wind farm.

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