Alstom Spain is to manufacture 29 ECO 74 wind turbines for a wind farm located in the west of Japan at its Buñuel, Navarre, industrial centre. The group has just signed a contract with Green Power Investment Corporation to supply and install a wind farm near the city of Hamada, on the west coast of Japan. The project, which will be fully operative in 2016, will have 29 ECO 74 turbines, each with a capacity of 1.67MW and 70 metres high. With total installed capacity of 48 MW, the Hamada wind farm will generate 85 million kWH a year, enough energy to supply 23,600 homes.
This is the third wind contract awarded to Alstom in Japan, bringing the capacity supplied up to 100 MW. A further two projects are being assembled at the Buñuel facilities, based on the same technological platform, also for installations in Japan: in Higashi Izu II (11 Eco 74 wind turbines) and Kawazu (10 Eco 74 wind turbines).