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NYK Places Order for its First Japan-built Offshore Wind CTV

Feb 21, 2024

NYK Line has ordered a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for offshore wind industry from Kosaba Shipbuilding Corporation, the first such order the company placed to a local Japanese shipyard.Following delivery in late 2025 or 2026, the vessel will…

MOL and JX to Develop Japan-Australia Cross Border CCS Value Chain

Feb 05, 2024

Japanese shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain between Japan and Australia, including CO2 marine transport…

MOL Forms Capital Alliance with Japan's Largest Wind Maintenance Firm

Jan 10, 2024

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Hokutaku, Japan's largest wind turbine maintenance company, have made an agreement to form a capital alliance as MOL pursues growth in its non-shipping businesses like offshore wind.The capital alliance entails…

Three Winners for Japan's 2nd Offshore Wind Power Tender

Dec 13, 2023

Japan's industry and land ministries on Wednesday picked three consortia, including one featuring Germany's RWE and its partners, to operate offshore wind farms in the second round of a public auction. They said they would award a fourth wind farm that was part of the tender at a later date…

Japan Urged to Scale up Offshore Wind Auctions

Nov 30, 2023

International energy companies, from Germany's RWE to Spain's Iberdrola, are urging Japan to beef up offshore wind power auctions and make investments more attractive, amid soaring installation costs as competition for suppliers grows worldwide…

Japanese Firms, Petronas to Set up CO2 Storage Off Malaysia by 2028 End

Nov 20, 2023

Japanese companies have agreed to develop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project with Malaysian energy firm Petronas, which should start holding its first carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the end of 2028, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co said on Monday…

Japan, Denmark to Collaborate on Floating Offshore Wind Technology

Oct 25, 2023

Japan and Denmark have agreed to join hands in researching and developing floating offshore wind power technologies in a bid to combat climate change, Japan's trade and industry ministry said.The nascent floating offshore wind industry is poised…

Japan Responds to Fresh Sanctions on Arctic LNG 2

Sep 19, 2023

Japan will ensure stable and steady energy supply to the country even after the U.S. imposed fresh sanctions related to Russia's Arctic LNG 2 project, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Tuesday.The Arctic LNG 2 project…

Woodside to Sell 10% Stake in Scarborough Project to LNG Japan

Aug 08, 2023

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has agreed to sell a 10% stake in the Scarborough joint venture in Australia to LJ Scarborough Pty Ltd (LNG Japan).The Scarborough Joint Venture comprises the Scarborough field and associated offshore and subsea infrastructure…

Toshiba and General Electric to Establish Domestic Offshore Wind Supply Chain in Japan

Jul 17, 2023

Japan's Toshiba plans to establish a domestic supply chain for offshore wind power equipment together with U.S. manufacturer General Electric, Nikkei reported on Saturday, as Japan is expanding in renewable energy in a zero-carbon push. Japan's…

Bidding Period Closes for Japan's Second Offshore Wind Power Tender

Jun 30, 2023

Japan's government on Friday finished accepting bids for a second major round of offshore wind power tenders to build 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in four areas, with the result to be announced by the end of March.Japan's offshore wind power…

Wind Industry Aims to Provide a Third of Japan's Power by 2050

May 30, 2023

Japan's wind power body has set a mid-century goal to increase capacity to 140 gigawatts (GW) from less than 5 GW now, it said on Monday, to meet a third of the country's electricity demand and help it to hit its 2050 carbon neutrality target…

Britain Wants to Take Part in Japan's Offshore Wind Development

Apr 17, 2023

Britain wants to take part in developing Japan's offshore wind power via options ranging from the participation of its energy companies to providing financing and insurance, Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps told Reuters. The Group of Seven…

Japan Climate Group Urges More Renewable Energy, Effective Carbon Pricing

Apr 12, 2023

Japanese companies and climate groups called on the nation's government on Wednesday to step up the introduction of renewable energy and quickly adopt carbon pricing to tackle global warming.The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI), an alliance of companies…

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