21 Sep 2018 11:38

Japan's Mitsui to install two wind turbines on Popov Island in Primorye

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 21 (Interfax) - Japan's Mitsui & Co, Ltd. plans to install two wind turbines on Popov Island in Primorye under an agreement signed with the regional administration at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok earlier this month, the Primorye administration's press service said.

The turbines will have combined capacity of up to 600 kW. The cost of the project was not disclosed.

"If the project is successful, the investor will analyse the viability of building such turbines in other areas in Primorye with decentralized power supply as well," the press service said.

It was reported earlier that Yakutia signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese companies Komaihaltec Inc and Mitsui & Co at the EEF under which they are considering installing three new wind turbines with capacity of up to 300 kW in an extremely cold climate. A special working group will be formed to implement the project, for which the Japanese companies will propose technical solutions.

Komaihaltec and Mitsui are already implementing a project with RusHydro to build a wind farm in the village of Tiksi, in the Bulun district of Yakutia.