Hitachi Zosen, Naval Energies Enter New Level of Floating Wind Cooperation
- Business & Finance
Hitachi Zosen and Naval Energies have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to extend their collaboration after working together on a floating wind technology feasibility study.
Now, the partners plan to cooperate on other floating wind projects and to start defining their future industrial cooperation in more detail.
The new agreement comes as a next step after the feasibility study to jointly design and build floating wind turbines using Naval Energies’ semi-submersible floater solution off the Japanese coast.
The part of the study was already carried out in 2019, and the cooperation under the new agreement will now continue in parallel with the work on the study.
“The new agreement will consolidate our cooperation and we hope that Naval Energies and Hitachi Zosen will contribute to the development of the floating wind energy industry in Japan”, said Takashi Fujita, General Manager of Wind Power Business Unit at Hitachi Zosen Corporation.
Naval Energies’ (former DCNS Energies) semi-submersible floating offshore wind turbine foundation has been tested under constraint and certified by Bureau Veritas in 2017.