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Seajacks Wraps Wind Turbine Installation Campaign at Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 11, 2022

Eneti's offshore installation services firm Seajacks International has recently completed the installation of all 33 wind turbines at the Akita & Noshiro offshore wind farm located off the Japanese Akita Prefecture coastline.The self-propelled jack up vessel…

Japan Designates 'Promotion areas' for Offshore Wind Farms

Sep 30, 2022

;Japan's industry ministry said on Friday it has designated three 'promotion areas' off the coast of Nagasaki, Niigata and Akita prefectures for developing offshore wind farms, while selecting five 'promising areas' and 11 'potentially suitable areas'…

Vestas Installs First Turbine At Japan's First Commercial-scale Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 08, 2022

Offshore wind turbine maker Vestas has installed the first offshore wind turbine at the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan.This will be Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project.Thirty-three V117-4.2MW turbines, totaling 140MW…

Japan to Resume Offshore Wind Auctions by Year-end After Revising Rules

Jun 23, 2022

Japan's government plans to resume public auctions for offshore wind power projects by the end of this year, after revising rules to draw a wider range of bidders and encourage faster development of new infrastructure.The resumption follows…

Mitsubishi Confident Japan Offshore Wind Will be Profitable

Mar 17, 2022

Japan's Mitsubishi Corp is confident that the three offshore wind farms it won last year in auctions will be profitable despite the low feed-in tariff prices it bid, the head of its energy solutions unit said on Thursday.The Japanese government on Dec…

NYK's First Crew Transfer Vessel Starts Northern Offshore Charter

Mar 17, 2022

Japan's NYK said Thursday its new crew transfer vessel (CTV) Energizer had started its charter with Northern Offshore Services AS (NOS), a subsidiary of the Sweden-based Northern Offshore Group AB (NOG).The CTV, which will be used to service offshore wind farms…

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…

Ex-Vestas Taiwan Director Zahirovic Joins James Fisher Renewables

Jan 10, 2022

James Fisher Renewables, an offshore renewables industry service provider part of James Fisher and Sons, has appointed Maida Zahirovic as APAC regional vice president.With more than 11 years in the wind industry, Zahirovic joins JF Renewables…

Japan Launches Auction for Happo-Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 10, 2021

Japan's industry ministry said on Friday it had launched a public auction to select an operator for the 356 megawatt (MW) offshore wind power project in Happo-Noshiro, off Akita prefecture in northern Japan.The Happo-Noshiro area was selected…

Vestas: Construction of Wind Turbines for Japanese Project Nearly Complete

Oct 26, 2021

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has said it has completed the construction of all the blades, nacelles, and most of the tower sections for Akita Offshore Wind Corporation's Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm project in Japan.The project will be Japan's first utility-scale offshore wind farm…

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…

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…

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…

Ørsted, JWD, Eurus Join Forces to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

May 19, 2021

Ørsted, Japan Wind Development Co. (JWD), and Eurus Energy have joined forces to build offshore wind farms in Japan's Akita Prefecture.'The partnership combines market-leading strengths in global offshore wind with a strong local renewable development footprint…

Japan: JERA Opens Office for Akita Offshore Wind Projects

Apr 01, 2021

Japan's JERA has opened an office in the city of Akita as a base for offshore wind projects off the coast of Akita Prefecture, Japan.Favorable wind conditions along the Japan Sea from Hokkaido to Tohoku make it a promising area with many locations suitable for offshore wind power generation…

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