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Japan Says to Ensure U.S. Sanctions on Russia LNG Project Won't Harm Supplies

Nov 08, 2023

Japan will make sure its energy supplies are not affected by sanctions the United States recently imposed on the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia in which it has a stake, Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Tuesday.Japan, the world's second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyer, relies on LNG as a transition fuel before it reaches carbon neutrality in 2050, and has supply contracts and stakes in projects globally to guarantee imports…

OEG Renewables Finds Partner for Offshore Wind Services in Japan

May 31, 2024

OEG Renewables (OEGR), a subsidiary of OEG Energy Group, and Sojitz Machinery Corporation (SOMAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the provision of pre-construction, operations and maintenance (O&M) and vessel services to offshore wind projects in Japan…

Fugro’s Self-Elevating Platform On Call for Japan’s Offshore Wind

Apr 23, 2024

Fugro has transferred its self-elevating platform (SEP) Amberjack to Japan to meet the country’s growing demand for offshore wind geotechnical services.Under Japanese regulations, vessels registered in Japan follow a more streamlined procedure…

Japan and US Team Up to Cut Floating Wind Costs

Apr 12, 2024

Japan has agreed to partner with the United States to help reduce the cost of floating offshore wind projects, the White House said in a statement released during Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's visit to Washington to meet with President Joe Biden…

Petronas and JERA Team Up on Japan-Malaysia CCS Scheme

Apr 02, 2024

Malaysia’s state-owned energy company Petronas and Japan’s largest power generation company JERA have signed a joint study agreement to evaluate the feasibility of the entire carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain between Japan and Malaysia…

Woodside Completes Sale of its Scarborough Interest

Mar 25, 2024

Woodside has completed the sale of a 10% non-operating participating interest in the Scarborough Joint Venture to LJ Scarborough (LNG Japan).The completion follows Woodside’s announcement last year that it had established a strategic relationship…

Japan Chooses Consortium for Offshore Wind Farm in Akita

Mar 22, 2024

The Japanese government said on Friday it had selected a consortium comprising Japan Renewable Energy, Iberdrola Renewables and Tohoku Electric Power as the wind power operator for an offshore block tendered in a second round of public auctions…

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…

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