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Hitachi Ltd. plans to expand its reach into the market for offshore wind projects by adding a production line to make key turbine parts used in some of the largest wind-generation systems currently available.

The Tokyo-based company is considering adding a line to produce nacelles for 5-megawatt wind-power systems by the end of March 2016, Hisahiro Sakai, a spokesman for Hitachi, said by phone Wednesday. A nacelle is the boxlike component that sits atop a wind turbine’s tower.

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