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Japan's JERA Pens New LNG deal with Russia's Sakhalin-2

Aug 26, 2022

Japan's JERA has signed a deal with the new operator of the Sakhalin-2 energy project in Russia to maintain long-term deliveries of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a spokesperson for the country's biggest power generator said on Friday.Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree in June taking charge of the project, creating a new legal entity to deal with for buyers and shareholders, which include Shell and Japanese trading houses Mitsui & Co and Mitsubishi Corp…

CIP, Tokyu Land Corporation Partner Up to Build Offshore Wind Farm in Japan

Jul 14, 2022

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Tokyu Land Corporation (TLC) said Thursday they were teaming up to develop the Aomori South offshore wind project, located in northern Japan.The two companies have formed a new joint venture firm Aomori South Offshore Wind GK…

Vestas Installs First Turbine At Japan's First Commercial-scale Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 08, 2022

Offshore wind turbine maker Vestas has installed the first offshore wind turbine at the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan.This will be Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project.Thirty-three V117-4.2MW turbines, totaling 140MW…

EXPLAINER: How Can Japan Secure Enough Gas if Sakhalin Supply Is Cut

Jul 08, 2022

Resource-poor Japan is facing a historic energy security risk as tensions with Moscow intensify, heightening the threat of gas supply disruptions at a time when global supply is tight and spot prices are sky-high.Last week, Russia seized full…

Japan to Resume Offshore Wind Auctions by Year-end After Revising Rules

Jun 23, 2022

Japan's government plans to resume public auctions for offshore wind power projects by the end of this year, after revising rules to draw a wider range of bidders and encourage faster development of new infrastructure.The resumption follows…

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…

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…

Japan Tops Up LNG Reserves as Possible Russian Gas Cutoff Looms

Apr 12, 2022

Japan's government has asked power companies to top up their liquefied natural gas (LNG) reserves and share energy resources, a person familiar with the contingency plan said, as civilian deaths in Ukraine push Tokyo to halt Russian fuel imports…

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…

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…

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