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Danish wind turbine maker shelves Japan plant

Siemens also decides against supplying to Japanese offshore wind farm operators

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems is the world's fifth-largest supplier of offshore wind turbines. (Photo by Kosei Fukao)

TOKYO -- Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has shelved plans to build a wind turbine plant in Japan after its prospective customer failed to snag a offshore wind farm contract, Nikkei has learned.

The plant planned in Nagasaki Prefecture was slated to receive subsidies from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, but Vestas withdrew its application for the assistance in March.

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