GE Wind Energy, supplied tem wind turbines for the recently completed 15-megawatt Hibikinada Wind Farm located on the coast of Hibikinada, Japan. This is one of the largest wind farms in Japan.
The project, located in the bay area about ten miles northwest of Kokura City, Japan features ten GE 1.5 MW wind turbines that supply power to Kyushu Electric Power Co. Groundbreaking for the project began in October 2002. Construction was completed and commercial operation began at the end of March 2003.
The GE 1.5 MW wind turbines being used at the Hibikinada Wind Farm are among the most widely used turbines in the megawatt class. Today, more than 1,200 1.5 MW machines are operating in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Japan, Sweden and the U.S. Worldwide, GE Wind Energy has developed and/or sold over 5,600 wind turbines, with a combined rated capacity of 3,200 MW.