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Seajacks Wins Offshore Wind Gig in Japan

Jan 11, 2021

Jack-up vessel services provider Seajacks has won a contract with Kajima Corporation to transport and install offshore wind turbines for a project in Japan.The contract, awarded to Seajack's Japanese subsidiary Seajacks Japan, is for the transport and installation of 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4…

Japan's Green Growth Strategy to Help Hit Carbon Neutrality Target

Dec 29, 2020

Japan laid out a “green growth strategy” last Friday that includes a goal to replace new gasoline-powered vehicles with electric cars by the mid-2030s to reach net-zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050…

Japan to Reveal 'Green Growth' Strategy

Dec 24, 2020

Japan will lay out on Friday a “green growth strategy” that includes a goal to replace gasoline-powered vehicles with electric cars by around 2035, the Nikkei newspaper reported.The strategy will serve as an action plan to achieve Prime Minister…

Atlantis Delivers Tidal Power Equipment to Japan

Dec 22, 2020

Tidal energy developer Atlantis said Tuesday its Scottish-made tidal generation equipment had arrived in Japan.The Atlantis designed and built tidal generation system has arrived in Nagasaki harbor, Japan having left Scotland in October. It…

Japan Plans to Install Up to 45GW of Offshore Wind Power

Dec 15, 2020

Japan plans to install between 30 gigawatts and 45 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2040 to reduce emissions and meet a target to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2050, the Asahi newspaper reported on Tuesday, without citing sources…

Fugro, NYK to Provide Geotechnical Services for Offshore Wind Sector in Japan

Nov 16, 2020

Dutch-based Fugro and Japan's NYK Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan.The two companies will also collaborate on a feasibility study into jointly operating a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects…

Japanese Oil Refiner Joins Offshore Wind Venture

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese oil refining company Eneos said Thursday it was joining an offshore wind joint venture targeting projects in Akita Prefecture in Japan.Eneos has acquired a share in GK Happo Noshiro Offshore Wind, a company formed to seek opportunities…

JERA, J-Power, Equinor in Offshore Wind Pact in Japan

Sep 09, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has entered into a consortium with Japanese power companies JERA and J-Power to jointly evaluate and work towards submitting a bid for offshore wind power projects in Akita Prefecture off Noshiro City, Mitane Town…

Mitsubishi Heavy, CIP JV to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Hokkaido, Japan

Jul 31, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a 50-50 joint venture regarding the development of offshore wind projects in Hokkaido, Japan.'The partners have high ambitions to be significant…

Japan Aims at 10 GW Offshore Wind Capacity by 2030, up to 45 GW in 2040

Jul 31, 2020

The Japan Wind Power Association said on Thursday it aims to expand the country's offshore wind power installed capacity to 10 gigawatts(GW) in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040.Offshore wind power currently provides only a tiny fraction of Japan's electricity supply but is set to grow after a law…

Xodus, E&E to Jointly Offer Offshore Wind Advisory Services in Japan

Jul 28, 2020

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus Group has partnered up Japanese consultancy E&E Solutions to deliver advice and analysis for the developing offshore wind market in Japan.E&E Solutions has the local market knowledge, including an extensive…

Tekmar Energy's Cable Protection for Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

Jul 24, 2020

Subsea protection equipment provider Tekmar Energy will provide cable protection for the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farm project in Japan.The wind farms, set to be the first utility-scale offshore wind project in Japan, will be delivered by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation…

Japan Identifies 10 Areas for Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 03, 2020

Japan's industry ministry said on Friday it has identified 10 areas as potentially suitable for development of offshore wind farms, four of which were designated 'promising areas', as it started a second round of the process to select operators…

Eight Japanese Firms Partner Up to Bid for Offshore Wind Project

May 29, 2020

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp said on Friday it and seven other Japanese firms have formed a consortium to jointly bid at a planned auction for an offshore wind power project near the cities of Noshiro, Mitane, and Oga in Akita, northern Japan…

RWE, Kyuden Mirai in Japan Offshore Wind Pact

May 28, 2020

RWE Renewables Japan, a Japanese branch of Germany's RWE Renewables, and Kyuden Mirai Energy Company, a Kyushu Electric Power company, have signed a Joint Bidding Agreement to enter into a full-scale feasibility study for the offshore wind power project planned off the coast of Yurihonjo City…

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