Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an offshore wind turbine order from Green Power Investment for the Ishikari offshore wind power project in Japan. The 112 MW wind power project is located in Hokkaido, Japan, about 5 km from the shore of Ishikari Bay. As part of the agreement, SGRE will deliver 14 of its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines, each with a 167m rotor and an 8 MW capacity.

As it was determined that the SG 8.0-167 DD turbine met all technical requirements for the Ishikari project, it is expected to be the first to receive ClassNK certification. The Ishikari project is the second large-scale wind farm to be certified by ClassNK, which is necessary for the Japanese government to approve construction. With a 15-year full-scope service agreement in place for the project, SGRE intends to start installation work at the location in July 2022.

In June 2022, RWE signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa to deliver offshore wind turbines for its FEW Baltic II offshore wind project in Poland. Siemens Gamesa would deliver 25 SG 14-236 DD wind turbines for the 350 MW project. Construction on the site is expected to start as early as 2024, depending on the final investment decision.

REGlobal’s Views: This is SGRE’s first firm order for offshore wind turbines in Japan. The company already has 3 GW of firm turbine orders in the Taiwan offshore wind space as well as years of experience in Japan’s onshore wind business, which make the company suitably placed for expanding into Japan’s offshore wind space as well.