Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, today announced the opening of its office in Tokyo to service the local market. Furthermore, Senvion has secured the go ahead to deliver three turbines to a wind farm in Japan. The wind farm will use three Senvion MM92 turbines designed to withstand extreme wind loads with a total generating capacity of over six megawatts (MW).
These Senvion turbines will be some of the first wind turbines to comply with rigorous new construction standards introduced by the Japanese Government last year. Senvion is working closely with the Meidensha Corporation, a leading electrical manufacturing company, to deliver the project which is expected to start generating clean electricity in 2017. Senvion has been active in the Japan market since 2003, and has delivered 68 Senvion turbines with an installed capacity of 118 MW across 16 wind farms.
Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, said: “While we are an international company, we put a very high value on local expertise. Our new office in Japan will ensure that our approach to delivering projects best meets the needs of both our clients and the local communities we work in.”
Senvion has recruited an experienced local team to manage the Japanese office. The team brings several decades of wind energy and broader energy expertise to their new roles. Kazuhiro Tanaka, the new General Manager for Senvion in Japan has several decades of experience in the energy sector, and has been working in the renewable energy industry since 2000, managing the sales, development and operation of wind power plants. Prior to joining Senvion, he was Senvion’s sales agent in Japan from 2001, and was responsible for the sale of 68 Senvion wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 118 MW in Japan.
Kazuhiro Tanaka, General Manager at Senvion Japan, said: “This is an exciting time for wind energy in Japan. The future market for new wind farms looks very promising and we are pleased that there will now be an established local Senvion presence. Senvion’s turbine technology is well suited to the Japanese market where high performance and reliability are valued.”