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Japan's Power Plan to Rattle Australian Coal, LNG exporters

Jul 22, 2021

Japan has been largely forgotten as a source of demand for energy commodities, overshadowed by the rapid rise of China, but the country's new electricity generation targets will shake the market up.For many years Japan has been viewed as a largely steady source of demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and thermal coal used in power generation, with small variations in the volumes imported on a year-by-year basis…

Shipping Firm MOL Teams Up with Flotation Energy to Build Floating Wind Farms in Japan

Dec 03, 2021

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has partnered up with Scotland-based floating wind specialist Flotation Energy to jointly evaluate offshore wind development opportunities in Japan. The agreement builds on the 2GW portfolio…

JDC's Jack-up Starts Drilling Off Vietnam

Nov 09, 2021

Japanese offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Company has said that one of its jack-up drilling rigs has started a drilling operation in Vietnam.The rig, HAKURYU-11 rig has kicked off the drilling operation based on a subcontract with PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corporation…

Deme Offshore, Penta Ocean Form Offshore Wind Installation JV in Japan

Nov 02, 2021

Belgium-based offshore installation company Deme Offshore has in partnership with Japan's Penta-Ocean Construction formed a new joint venture company specializing in offshore wind installation called Japan Offshore Marine.'Through [Japan Offshore Marine]…

Offshore Wind: Xodus Names Country Manager, Sets Up Shop in Japan

Oct 11, 2021

Xodus, a UK-based energy sector consultancy, has engaged a country manager and opened its first Asian office in Japan, eyeing work in the country's growing offshore wind industry.'Having previously delivered a range of projects in Japan, Xodus…

SSE, Pacifico Energy Team Up to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

Sep 29, 2021

UK-based renewables firm SSE Renewables will, together with the Japanese renewable energy developer Pacifico Energy, form a joint venture firm that will explore offshore wind project development in Japan.As part of the agreement, SSE Renewables…

Renewable Energy Firms Pin Hopes on Taro Kono Becoming Japan PM

Sep 24, 2021

Renewable energy companies are betting that the leading contender in the race to become Japan's next prime minister, Taro Kono, will unleash changes allowing more market access and a fairer playing field after years of neglect.The 58-year-old…

Safety Milestone for Japan Drilling Company's Jack-up Rig

Sep 20, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Company said last week that its jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-11 had reached a safety milestone.Namely, the rig has managed to achieve a three-year milestone of No Recordable Incident Record - for the September 14…

Japan to Open Bidding for Akita Area Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 14, 2021

Japan's industry ministry will open bidding for an area off Akita, northern Japan, for the development of an offshore wind farm while designating four 'promising areas' and identifying 10 as potentially suitable for development, it said in a statement…

Heerema, Shimizu in Offshore Wind Pact in Japan

Sep 02, 2021

Japan-based Shimizu Corporation has signed an offshore wind partnership agreement with the Dutch offshore installation giant Heerema Marine Contractors.The cooperation, targeting the Japanese offshore wind market, is primarily focused on installing turbine foundations…

Kansai Electric, RWE Studying Floating Wind Project in Japan

Aug 23, 2021

Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co Inc and German utility RWE have agreed to jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating wind project off the Japanese coast, the companies said on Monday.Japan's offshore power market is expected…

Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream to Acquire Stake in Japanese 800MW Floating Wind Project

Aug 12, 2021

Norway's Aker Offshore Wind said Thursday it has, with its partner Mainstream Renewable Power, been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire an initial 50 percent stake in Progression Energy’s 800MW floating offshore wind project in Japan…

Japan's JFE to Invest $363,3M in New Offshore Wind Monopile Plants

Jul 21, 2021

Japan's JFE Engineering Corporation is set to build a factory for the construction of monopile foundations and transition pieces for the offshore wind industry. The company also has plans to build jacket-type foundations in the future.'The monopile…

Ramboll Eyes Business Growth in Asian Offshore Wind Market. Opens Tokyo Office

Jul 08, 2021

Danish engineering company Ramboll has said it has secured five contracts in the past ten months for offshore wind farms located in Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea, and that it expects fivefold offshore wind business growth in the region in the next five years…

BW Ideol Enters Floating Wind Partnership with Japanese Refiner Eneos

Jul 07, 2021

Oslo-listed floating wind tech developer BW Ideol has signed a deal with Japan's largest oil refiner Eneos to develop a site-specificcommercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off Japan.The floating wind farm would be based on BW Ideol's patented Damping Pool technology…

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