Green Power Investment Corporation awarded Alstom the contract to supply and supervise the installation and commissioning of 29 units of the ECO 74 wind turbines for Green Power Hamada Corporation. Each wind turbine will have an output of 1.67MW and will be equipped with 70m towers.
The wind farm is expected to be fully operational in 2016 and will have a projected annual output of 85 million kWh -- enough to supply approximately 23,600 households. Once this new contract for wind turbine delivery is completed, Alstom will have provided 100MW of wind power installed capacity in Japan.
According to Alfonso Faubel, senior vice president, wind, Alstom has adapted its turbine with seismic towers to improve availability in view of Japan’s seismic activity. The Alstom wind turbines are equipped with the Alstom Pure Torque® design which shifts bending loads directly to the tower, thus allowing for higher reliability of the drive train and reduced operation and maintenance costs over the wind turbine’s lifetime. It's important to note that In spite of strong typhoons that strike Japan 3-5 times a year, on average, Alstom’s previously installed wind turbines on the Higashi Izu II
wind farms have not been affected.