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BW Ideol, Tohoku Electric In Floating Wind Partnership in Japan

May 12, 2022

Floating wind foundation maker BW Ideol has partnered up with Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power to conduct feasibility studies necessary to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Kuji city…

Petronas Books JDC Semi-sub for Up to Ten Wells Offshore Sarawak

May 06, 2022

Japanese offshore drilling company Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC)  has secured a contract for its Hakuryu-5 semi-submersible drilling rig in Malaysia.The offshore drilling contract, with Petronas Carigali, was secured through its agent in Malaysia…

INPEX Starts Drilling Operation Offshore Japan

May 06, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company INPEX has started exploratory drilling operations offshore Japan.The company said that the drilling had started offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in Japan on May 5, 2022.The project involves conducting exploratory…

Japan: Construction of 16.8MW Goto Floating Wind Farm to Start in September

Apr 27, 2022

Construction of the 16.8 megawatt Goto floating wind farm in Japan is expected to start in September 2022, with the commercial operations scheduler to begin in January 2024.A a sole bidder, the Japanese Goto Floating Wind Farm consortium, in June 2021…

Japan Says Its Exit from Sakhalin Energy Projects Would Benefit Russia and Weaken Sanctions

Apr 22, 2022

Should Japan ever exit the Sakhalin energy projects in Russia and their stakes were acquired by Russia or a third country, this would weaken the effectiveness of Western sanctions and benefit Russia, Japan's industry minister said on Friday…

Sakhalin Energy Projects in Russia are Important for Japan - Gov't Spokesman

Mar 25, 2022

Japan aims to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, but Sakhalin oil and gas projects, in which the Japanese government and companies hold stakes, are important for its energy security, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday.Shell…

BP, Marubeni in Japanese Offshore Wind Partnership

Mar 23, 2022

BP, the British oil major with growing renewables ambitions, has partnered up with Marubeni, the major Japanese integrated trading and investment conglomerate, to explore 'a selected offshore wind development opportunity in Japan.'The companies…

Japan to Speed Up Offshore Wind Efforts in Wake of Ukraine Crisis

Mar 18, 2022

Japan will accelerate its efforts to develop offshore wind power projects, its industry minister said on Friday.Officials in the resource-poor Japan are concerned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing surge in oil prices could hit economic growth…

Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Buy Into 800MW Floating Wind Project in Japan

Mar 14, 2022

Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power have closed the transaction which will see them take an initial 50 percent ownership stake in Progression Energy's 800 MW floating offshore wind project in Japan.The news comes after the two…

Sakhalin Projects to Effectively 'freeze', Japan Holding Off Decision - Minister

Mar 08, 2022

Japanese industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Tuesday that the Sakhalin energy projects 'will effectively freeze' given the exit of Western stakeholders and that Japan would therefore wait to see how the situation plays out to make any decision…

Saab Seaeye Cougar tapped for work in Japan's Offshore Renewable Sector

Mar 03, 2022

Japan’s growing offshore wind industry is gaining a Saab Seaeye Cougar XTi underwater robotic vehicle for cable burial inspection and other roles. Kaiyo Engineering has acquired the 2000m rated Cougar for deployment from a 250-ton mother ship…

INPEX Books HAKURYU-5 Semi-submersible Drilling Rig for Japan Offshore Drilling Project

Jan 24, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company INPEX has hired the HAKURYU-5 semi-submersible drilling rig for operations in Japan.The Mitsubishi MD 501 propulsion-assisted semi-submersible drilling rig will be deployed offshore San-in, Japan. JDC did not share any details on the agreed day rate…

Inpex to Drill for Gas Offshore Japan

Jan 18, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp will conduct exploratory offshore drilling off western Japan from March to July in the hope of finding natural gas, the company and a ministry of industry official said.The project, off the Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures…

BW Ideol, Jera, ADEME Pen Investment Deal for Floating Wind Projects

Jan 05, 2022

BW Ideol, a company specializing in floating offshore wind solutions has signed an investment agreement with Japan's JERA, and France's ADEME Investissement to create an investment company for financing the co-development of offshore wind projects…

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