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Global wind turbine makers target Japan

With regulatory hurdles overcome, growth potential attracts GE, Siemens

The world's most powerful offshore wind turbine rises at the port of Onahama in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Global wind turbine manufacturers are gearing up to capture opportunities in Japan as a number of large wind power projects are finally completing time-consuming environmental impact assessment and starting to seek equipment suppliers.

Key players include General Electric of the U.S. and Germany's Siemens, which are set to introduce wind turbines specifically targeted at Japan, where the storm-prone climate necessitate more durable construction.

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