Van Oord and Kajima Win Big Offshore Japan
Kajima Corporation and 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 consortia, all led by Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions, as the operators for three offshore wind power projects in Akita, northern Japan, and Chiba, near Tokyo.
These are the 391 MW wind farm near Choshi in Chiba, the 479 MW wind project off the coast of Noshiro, Mitane, and Oga in Akita, and the 819 MW project off the coast of Yurihonjo in Akita.
These three BoP projects cover the provision of all supporting components and auxiliary systems other than the wind turbines.
Yurihonjo will be the largest wind farm in Japan once built. Execution of this portfolio of projects will take place over several years and is expected to start in the second half of this decade.
Kajima and Van Oord have been supporting the three consortia in developing the projects and will continue doing so, the companies said.
This is the first contract of this size in Japan for Van Oord.
Kajima is the EPCI contractor for Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm under construction, the 140 MW Akita Noshiro. The company was also selected by the consortium developing the 700 MW Akita Yurihonjo offshore wind farm as the project’s contractor in charge of construction.
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