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Huisman Crane for Penta-Ocean's Wind Turbine Installation Rig

Mar 31, 2020

Dutch offshore equipment manufacturer Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Japanese company Penta-Ocean Construction…

Deme Offshore, Penta-Ocean in Japan Offshore Wind Pact

Mar 24, 2020

Japanese marine contractor Penta-Ocean Construction and Belgian offshore installation specialist Deme Offshore have entered into a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan. In light of recent…

Ørsted, TEPCO in Offshore Wind JV

Mar 18, 2020

Japan's largest power company TEPCO, and Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted, have set up a joint venture company.The JV company, named Choshi Offshore Wind Farm K.K., has been formed with the intention of working towards a joint bid in the Choshi-city offshore wind promotion area…

ABB Power & Control for Japan's Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Mar 10, 2020

ABB will equip Japan-built self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel with its power and control technologies.The company said Tuesday that the 28,000-GT jack-up unit on order from builder Japan Marine United Corp, and due for delivery to Shimizu Corp…

JERA Joins Formosa 3

Mar 09, 2020

Japanese utility JERA Co Inc confirmed today that it is taking a 43.75% stake in the up to 2-GW Formosa 3 offshore wind project in Taiwan, leaving 31.25% and 25% to developers Green Investment Group (GIG) and the German energy company EnBW, respectively…

MHI Vestas Wins First OWF Order in Japan

Mar 03, 2020

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a firm order with Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (AOW) to supply turbines for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Project. This is the first firm order in Japan for the Danish wind turbines manufacturer…

Marubeni Secures Loan for Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

Feb 03, 2020

Marubeni Corp and its partners have signed a project finance agreement with banks to build and operate offshore wind farms in northern Japan, the Japanese trading house said on Monday. Marubeni said the 100 billion yen ($921 million) plan to…

Northland, Shizen Join Forces for Japanese OWP

Nov 18, 2019

Canadian energy company Northland Power and the Japanese provides renewable energy project development services Shizen Energy have agreed to set up a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects in Japan.Under the terms of the agreement,…

EM&I Bags Japanese FPSO Operator Contract

Jul 24, 2019

International asset integrity specialist EM&I Group received an order from a major Japanese FPSO operator for an FPSO based offshore New Zealand.The order  initially for tank inspection during which time EM&I’s ‘NoMan’ robotic tank inspections…

Japanese Firms Begin Offshore Wind Surveys

Jul 17, 2019

Japanese companies Sumitomo Corporation and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) have begun an offshore ground investigation off the coast of Japan to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind power plant.The Japanese…

Japanese Offshore Wind to Hit 4GW in 2028

Feb 20, 2019

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity…

First LNG shipment from Ichthys project arrives in Japan

Oct 30, 2018

The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from the giant Ichthys project in Australia arrived at Inpex's Naoetsu LNG receiving terminal in northern Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese operator of the project said.The LNG vessel Pacific Breeze…

US, Russian Energy Majors Join to Push LNG in India, Japan

Oct 25, 2018

Russia's energy major Rosneft and US ExxonMobil plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in a consortium with Indian and Japanese partners, spreading the estimated $15 billion cost, Reuters reported.The report said that  the LNG production…

Inpex granted 20 year Congo extension

Dec 06, 2017

Inpex and partners Muanda International Oil Company (MIOC) and Chevron have been given a 20-year extension for a concession agreement on a block offshore Congo. The agreement, with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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