"Japan" News

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…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

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…

JERA Files EIS for 520MW Offshore Wind Farm in Japan

Aug 24, 2020

Japanese company JERA has filed an environmental impact statement for the proposed 520MW offshore wind farm in the Ishikari Bay, Hokkaido, Japan.JERA, which submitted the documents to the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry on Monday said…

Qatar: Al-Shaheen Field Operator Extends Contracts for JDC Drilling Rig Duo

Aug 17, 2020

North Oil Company, a JV between Qatar Petroleum and Total, has awarded contract extensions for two jack-up rigs owned by Japan Drilling Company.JDC said Monday that the extensions - one year for each rig - have been secured for jack-up drilling…

Inpex Books $1.3B Writedown on Australian LNG assets, Omitting Ichthys

Aug 06, 2020

Japan's biggest oil and gas company, Inpex Corp, booked charges of 140 billion yen ($1.33 billion) on its liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia, it said on Thursday, due to a slump in prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The…

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…

After Sumitomo, Another Japanese Firm Takes Stake in Yinson's Brazil FPSO Project

Jul 09, 2020

Malaysian FPSO specialist Yinson has welcomed another Japanese investor to its Marlim 2 FPSO project. Yinson is building the Anna Nery FPSO (conversion from Falcon VLCC) to be deployed at Petrobras Marlim II project offshore Rio de Janeiro, under a 25-year lease contract…

Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

Jul 09, 2020

Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal…

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…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

Japan's NTT to Build Renewables Business

Jun 29, 2020

Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will develop a renewable energy business with its own electricity grid and is likely to invest over 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by fiscal 2030, Nikkei reported on Monday.The move by the telecommunications…

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