Survey Association, SCOPE Awarded MWS Contract for Japanese Offshore Wind Project

Denmark-based Survey Association and its partner in Japan, Specialists Center of Port and Airport Engineering (SCOPE), have been awarded the Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) contract for the construction of the 112 MW Ishikari offshore wind project in Japan.

According to Henrik Uth, CEO of Survey Associations, the companies will work together to assist the project on risk mitigation and loss prevention.

Last month, the project’s developers, Pattern Energy Group and its affiliate in Japan, Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI), completed financing and began full construction of the offshore wind farm located approximately three kilometres from the shore of the Ishikari Bay in Hokkaido.

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Ishikari Offshore Wind will utilize 14 Siemens Gamesa 8.0 MW wind turbines, which are built specifically for offshore use.

The SG 8.0-167 DD offshore turbine is designed to meet local codes and standards regarding typhoons, seismic activities, 50 Hertz operation, as well as operation in high and low ambient temperatures.

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Ishikari Wind will also feature a battery storage component with 100 MW x 180 MWh of capacity.

The Ishikari Offshore Wind project, and accompanying battery storage component, is expected to reach commercial operation in December of 2023.

The project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Hokkaido Electric Power Network for 100 per cent of the power output.

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