Japan News

Kajima, Van Oord Picked as Balance of Plant Contractors for Three Japanese Offshore Wind Farms

Feb 28, 2022

Japanese construction firm Kajima Corporation and Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord have been selected as the preferred Balance of Plant contractors for three offshore wind projects in Japan. In December 2021 the Government of Japan selected three consortiums…

Sumitomo Electric, Seaway 7 in APAC Offshore Wind Collab

Feb 25, 2022

Sumitomo Electric, a Japanese manufacturer of electric wire and optical fiber cables, has signed a memorandum of understanding with offshore wind installation firm Seaway 7 with the intention to collaborate on offshore wind projects in Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region…

Oil Price Tops $100 for First Time Since 2014 as Russia Attacks Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

Oil prices surged on Thursday, with Brent breaching $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014, after Russia attacked Ukraine, exacerbating concerns that a war in Europe could disrupt global energy supplies.After Russian President Vladimir…

UK’s Subsea Industry Can Create 180,000 New Jobs by 2035, Global Underwater Hub Says

Feb 23, 2022

The UK’s underwater industry, currently valued at £8 billion with a third of the global market share, has the potential to grow to £45 billion by 2035, creating an estimated 180,000 new jobs and around £20billion or more in exports for the UK…

MOL, Toyo Eye Offshore Wind Vessel Collab

Feb 21, 2022

Japan-based shipping in giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and its compatriot Toyo Construction have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on evaluating potential collaboration in the offshore wind space.The companies aim to open up…

Petronas, Mitsubishi to Sell stakes in Yetagun Gas Field Offshore Myanmar

Feb 18, 2022

Malaysia's Petronas and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp are divesting their stakes in Myanmar's Yetagun gas field, the companies said, in the latest exits by major energy companies from the country since last year's military coup.A spokesperson from…

Macron Bets on Nuclear, Promises More Offshore Wind, Solar

Feb 11, 2022

France will build at least six new nuclear reactors in the decades to come, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, placing nuclear power at the heart of his country's drive for carbon neutrality by 2050.Macron said the new plants would…

Heerema's Giant Crane Vessel Sleipnir to Install LNG BCM on INPEX's Ichthys Explorer Platform

Feb 11, 2022

Dutch offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors has been selected by Japan's INPEX as a contractor of choice for the transport and installation of the 4,800 metric ton Ichthys LNG Booster Compression Module (BCM), offshore W. Australia…

Japan's Inpex to Spend Up to $38B in Growth Areas Over 9 years

Feb 09, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp said on Wednesday it will invest up to 4.4 trillion yen ($38 billion) in growth areas over the next 9 years, 1 trillion of which will be spent on decarbonization areas including hydrogen and ammonia…

Can Qatari Gas Offset Disruptions to Russian Supply in Europe?

Feb 02, 2022

The United States, the world's top natural gas producer, has asked Qatar and other major energy producers to divert gas supplies to Europe if Russia attacks Ukraine and the United States imposes sanctions on Russia.Russia, which supplies around a third of Europe's gas…

Strategic Shift: POSH Focuses on Floating Wind, Divests Taiwan-based JV

Jan 28, 2022

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (“POSH”), a Singapore-based offshore marine services provider, said Friday it would be will be shifting its push into renewables away from operational support in the fixed wind market into the development of the fast-growing floating wind market…

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…

Japanese Firms Team Up to Reduce Cost of Floating Offshore Wind

Jan 21, 2022

Japanese companies JERA, MODEC, Toyo Construction, and Furukawa Electric have received a notice of acceptance of their joint grant application, under the Green Innovation Fund program of NEDO, to conduct a project to develop cost-reducing technology…

Aker Offshore Wind 'Confident' Despite ScotWind Disappointment

Jan 20, 2022

Norway-based offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind said Thursday it remained committed to its strategy and to developing its international project portfolio despite the disappointing result in the ScotWind leasing round where the company did not secure any project licenses…

NYK, Knutsen Form Liquefied CO2 Transportation and Storage JV

Jan 18, 2022

Japan's NYK and Norway's Knutsen Group have formed a joint venture company for the commercial development of a liquefied CO2 marine transportation and storage business using the Knutsen developed technology PCO2 which allows transport of liquified CO2 at ambient temperatures…

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