Siemens AG agreed to supply 16 onshore wind turbines for a project on Japan’s Hokkaido Island that’s being developed by J-Wind Setana, a joint venture of the Electric Power Development Co. and Hokutaku Co.

When commissioned in 2018, the Setana Osato wind farm in the eastern part of the island will have a capacity of 50 megawatts, Siemens’s wind-turbine unit said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday. The Munich-based company will also be responsible for servicing the direct-drive turbines.

Siemens has installed a total of 200 megawatts of wind turbines in Japan since 1999 and received its first order for direct-drive onshore turbines in 2013 for the Eurus Akita Port wind farm on Honshu.

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