Renova has selected MHI Vestas to supply turbines for the Akita Yurihonjo offshore wind project in Japan.
The project is expected to have a power generating capacity of approximately 700 MW, making it one of the largest offshore wind farms in Japan.
Yosuke Kiminami, founding CEO of Renova said:“The Yurihonjo project will be a pioneer in the Japanese offshore wind market, and we recognize that the reliability of the wind turbines to be used is crucial. I am sure that the wind turbines developed by MHI Vestas, which commands one of the largest shares of the global offshore wind turbine, will be perfectly suited for our project. We look forward to working with MHI Vestas to ensure that the Project is deeply rooted in the local community and contributes to regional development.”
The project has been under development since 2015 and a project plan was drawn up based on the second phase of Akita prefectural strategy for new energy industries formulated by Akita prefecture in 2016.
Wind condition measurements of the site began in 2016, while seabed ground surveys began in the following year.