OEG SOMAC

OEG Renewables and SOMAC Forge Japanese Offshore Wind Alliance

OEG Renewables and Sojitz Machinery Corporation (SOMAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer renewable service solutions to the growing offshore wind market in Japan.

OEG SOMAC
Source: OEG Renewables

Under the MoU, the companies will provide pre-construction, operations and maintenance (O&M), and vessel services to offshore wind projects in Japan.

“By partnering with SOMAC, a company with a deep heritage and extensive experience across multiple industrial sectors in Japan and the wider region, OEG Renewables has a strong credible strategic partner with which to grow and develop its integrated service offering in Japan’s growing offshore wind sector,” said Kevin Wu, Regional Director (OEG Renewables) APAC region.

In the coming years, 3.5 GW is planned to be added to the existing 259.5 MW installed capacity as Japan targets 10 GW by 2030 and up to 35-40 GW by 2040, including from floating offshore wind, as part of its goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, OEG said.

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Tokyo-headquartered SOMAC is a trading company dealing in a full range of industrial machinery, offering total support for its customer’s growth in Japan and beyond.

The company, which is a member of the general trading firm the Sojitz Group, has around 400 employees and offices in six other cities around Japan, and nine cities all over the world.

When it comes to OEG Renewables, the company has provided integrated service solutions to all the major offshore wind developments in Taiwan, supporting their construction, and O&M programmes.

Most recently, OEG Renewables completed an O&M programme on Taiwan’s first two operational offshore substations on Ørsted’s Greater Changhua offshore wind farm.

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