Vestas shelves production plans in Japan

According to Japanese media, Siemens Gamesa will also abandon plans to set up a plant in Japan. Updated.

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(Correction: A previous version of the article stated that Siemens Gamesa had abandoned plans to build a factory in Japan. This has been corrected to reflect that Siemens Gamesa has abandoned its plans to provide offshore wind turbines for Japanese developers)

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has shelved production plans in Japan, writes Japanese media Nikkei without citing any sources.

The new factory to be built in Nagasaki was originally planned to receive aid from the Japanese authorities, but Vestas withdrew an application for subsidies in March after its customer failed to win a tender for an offshore wind farm.

According to Nikkei’s information, Siemens Gamesa has also abandoned its plans to provide offshore wind turbines for Japanese developers.

Siemens Gamesa tells EnergyWatch that the company ”will rethink its offshore wind business strategy for the Japanese market upon reviewing the new rules and regulations for offshore wind in Japan.”

The round of tender carried out last year saw a consortium led by Mitsubishi take home all three projects.

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