Paris, France [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is to use Alstom wind turbines for the new Higashi Izu wind farm in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will supply, install and commission 11 Eco 74 wind turbines on the site, a total of 18 MW once commissioned in October 2011.
With the deal representing Alstom’s first contract in the Japanese wind power market since acquiring Ecotècnia in October 2007, Alfonso Faubel, vice president, wind said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as the exclusive supplier for Higashi Izu, TEPCO’s first wind farm project.”
In related news, Alstom also recently announced that its Ecotècnia unit is to install a 38-MW wind farm in Spain in a €40 million contract with Spanish renewable energy group Elecdey.
The Sierra Lácera wind farm will be built in Yecla, in the region of Murcia in southern Spain, and will consist of 23 Eco 80 turbines with an output of 1.67 MW each and a rotor diameter of 80 metres.
Works will start in May and are due to finish in December of 2009. Elecdey’s contractor EYRA will build all the related wind farm infrastructure.