Siemens Energy has been awarded a wind power order from Eurus Energy Holdings for an 18 MW wind power project in Japan, with wind turbine installation and commissioning of the wind turbines scheduled for summer 2014.

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The company will delivery and install six SWT-3.0-101 direct-drive wind turbines to the Akita Port wind power project on the island of Honshu. The turbines each have an output of three MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters.

The contract also includes a service agreement for the project, according to a statement from Siemens.

Mactech’s Take:
Wind turbine installation processes are becoming more challenging as turbine sizes increase, and the size of wind farms grows larger. Delays can add thousands of dollars per day. Reducing installation times through continuous improvement is increasingly important and portable machining has proven to be an essential aspect of this process.

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