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Siemens Gamesa to provide “typhoon-proof turbines” for wind project in Japan

PUBLISHED ON 2021-06-19 02:37:00 EST Shubhangi

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply 79 ‘”typhoon-proof turbines” to a major onshore wind development in Japan, in the country’s pledge to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

In a statement, the company said that the 339.7 megawatt Dohuku project will be located on the island of Hokkaido and consists of four facilities set to be developed by Eurus Energy.

Siemens Gamesa further said that the 4.3 MW “typhoon-class” turbines are designed to bear the “very high wind speeds” in Japan.

Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, said last October that the country is aiming to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

He also said in April that Japan would target a 46 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as compared to 2013.

In the year 2019, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy had said that Japan was “largely dependent on fossil fuels” like coal, oil and liquefied natural gas.

CNBC reported that in March, an Energy Policy Review of Japan by the International Energy Agency laid out the scale of the challenge said: “Achieving the aim of carbon-neutrality by 2050 will require Japan to substantially accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies, address regulatory and institutional barriers, and further enhance competition in its energy markets.” 

(With inputs from CNBC)

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