Dutch turbine manufacturer Lagerwey and its Japanese agent, NKK Corporation, have intensified their relationship with an agreement giving the Japanese industrial giant the right to build Lagerwey's LW50/750 model under license in Japan. The collaboration between NKK and Lagerwey, which dates back to 1996, has been instrumental in securing the Dutch manufacturer's success on the Japanese market. Lagerwey's direct drive 750 kW model, the LW50/750 has proved popular -- of the 92 Lagerwey turbines in Japan (41.25 MW), 90 are the 750 kW model. The licensing deal is intended to enable NKK to respond more effectively and quickly to the special demands of the Japanese market, says Lagerwey. The turbines built under license will be sold under the name Lagerwey-NKK. Lagerwey anticipates the licensing deal will lead to a further sales in Japan in the short term.