Vena Energy breaks ground on 47-MW wind project in Japan
Image of Nakasato wind farm in Japan. Image by: Vena Energy.
Singapore-based Vena Energy has initiated construction of a 47-MW wind park in Japan, its first project in the Asian country.
The independent power producer (IPP), which is operating in the Asia-Pacific region, announced the milestone on Wednesday. Its Nakasato wind farm will be installed in Aomori Prefecture and will be equipped with turbines with a hub height of up to 116.5 metres (382.2 ft), the tallest ones in Japan. It will have a power sales output of 36 MW.
Once up and running, the Nakasato power plant will be capable of generating enough electricity to meet the demand of nearly 22,000 homes and will help offset more than 65,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO20 emissions per year.
The project is expected to open up to 140 jobs during the construction phase.
Vena Energy said it is expanding its wind portfolio in Japan with 15 new projects involving the development and construction of wind farms with a combined capacity of 844 MW. Also in Japan, the company oversees the operation and maintenance (O&M) of 414 MW of solar parks.
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