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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Construction Starts for Asia's Largest Offshore Wind Blade Manufacturing Facility

Jun 19, 2020

Taiwanese company Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology has started construction on 210,000 square meter facility in Taichung Harbour to supply offshore wind blades to Taiwan's growing offshore wind industry.Tien Li is one of key local supply chain partners of wind turbine builder MHI Vestas…

Cheoy Lee Building WFSV Pair for Japanese Wind Farms

Jun 08, 2020

Currently under construction at Cheoy Lee Shipyards' Hin Lee (Zhuhai) Shipyard facility are two 27-meter wind farm support vessels (WFSV) to support operations and maintenance of the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms, in the Akita Prefecture region of Japan…

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…

OWC Sets Up Shop in Japan

May 18, 2020

International offshore wind consultancy and advisory firm OWC (Offshore Wind Consultants) has said it will set up an office in Tokyo to support the fast-growing offshore wind market in Japan.'The Japanese government has announced big ambitions…

Seajacks to Install Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations in Japan

May 01, 2020

Offshore installation company Seajacks has won contract with Kajima Corporation for the transport and installation of wind turbine foundations at the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms in Japan.The project is being developed by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (AOW)…

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