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  • 26 March 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    A consortium comprising Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE), Iberdrola, and Tohoku Electric Power has secured the fourth site in Japan’s latest offshore wind tender. Three of the four sites put up for auction were awarded in December 2023, when the government said the results for the fourth site would be announced in March this year. […]

  • 8 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    Japan has added 572.3 MW of new wind capacity in 2023, resulting in a total operational wind energy capacity of 5,213.4 MW for the first time, according to preliminary data published by the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). As for offshore wind, the country had 153.5 MW of installed capacity at the end of last […]

  • 13 March 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting

    The Japanese Government has passed an amendment to the “Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas”, expanding the area for setting up offshore wind to the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Japanese government aims to deploy 10 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and 30-45 GW by 2040, including floating wind, as part […]

  • 23 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Outlook & Strategy, Vessels

    Fugro has transferred its self-elevating platform (SEP) Amberjack to Japan in order to easier support the local offshore wind market with geotechnical services. Amberjack was reflagged in December 2023 and is now based in Tokyo, from where it will be deployed to Japanese wind farm projects and provide clients with geotechnical borehole drilling, high-quality sampling, […]

  • 28 February 2024
    Business development, Research & Development, Vessels

    K Line Wind Service, together with Japan Marine United Corporation and Nihon Shipyard, has been jointly granted Approval in Principle (AiP) from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) for the design concept of the multifunctional floating offshore wind farm support vessel (MFSV). The MFSV is designed to perform whole mooring works efficiently for floating offshore wind turbine […]

  • 13 December 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Three consortia, one led by JERA, one by Sumitomo Corporation, and one by German RWE, have been selected in the latest offshore wind auction in Japan that saw three developers awarded development sites. Japan has also put another, fourth site out to tender in this round, but the winner of this site is expected to […]

  • 12 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The first nine monopiles for the Akita-Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan arrived in Akita on 12 January after being dispatched from Sif’s terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on board SAL Heavy Lift’s MV Lone vessel in December. The Dutch foundation manufacturer started the production of 33 monopile foundations for the 139 MW Akita-Noshiro project in […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Vestas has received an order from MHI Vestas to supply 33 Vestas V117-4.2MW typhoon variant turbines for the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2021 and installation is expected to commence in 2022. Located in the northern Akita prefecture, the Akita Noshiro wind farm will be […]

  • 1 July 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Wind farm installation vessel Seajacks Zaratan has left Akita Port in Japan loaded with the first sets of wind turbine components to be installed on the 140 MW Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm. Akita Noshiro comprises two sites off Akita Port and Noshiro Port. In total, the two wind farms will feature 33 MHI Vesta V117-4.2 MW wind […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    SAL Heavy Lift’s MV Lone is currently transporting nine monopiles from the Netherlands to the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan, the company reported via social media. SAL said it had been entrusted to transport the heaviest monopiles with weights up to 883 metric tons and lengths over 78 meters from Rotterdam to the […]

  • 3 March 2020

    Japan’s Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (AOW) has completed a firm turbine supplier agreement with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm project. In a sector first for a utility-scale project in Japan, MHI Vestas will provide 33 V117-4.2 MW turbines for the Akita and Noshiro fixed-bottom offshore wind farms. The wind […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Wind farm installation vessel Seajacks Zaratan has arrived at Akita Port in Japan and is scheduled to begin offshore foundation installation work on the Akita Noshiro wind farm on Wednesday, 28 April. The installation work is part of the construction of the bottom-fixed offshore wind farms at Akita Port and Noshiro Port and the onshore […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Smulders has shipped off the first four transition pieces built for Akita-Noshiro, Japan’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. The transition pieces are now en route from the Smulders yard in Hoboken, Belgium to Sif Group in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Smulders is building 33 transition pieces for the 139 MW wind farm. Sif signed the final […]

  • 8 June 2020

    Two wind farm support vessels (WFSVs) are currently being built for the Akita Noshiro project, the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Japan established on a commercial basis. The two 27m WFSVs, designed by BMT, are being constructed by Cheoy Lee Shipyards at its Hin Lee (Zhuhai) Shipyard facility. The first vessel is set to be launched in […]

  • 22 December 2020

    IHC IQIP will deliver equipment for the installation of the wind turbine foundations on the Akita-Noshiro offshore wind project, the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Japan. For these construction activities, the company will supply its S-1400 Hydrohammer with Pile Inclination Measuring Equipment, a UT-700 Upending tool, and three Transition Piece Lifting Tools. The Akita-Noshiro […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Hamburg-based United Heavy Lift (UHL) has been contracted to transport 20 monopiles and 22 transition pieces for the Akita Noshiro wind farm, Japan’s first large-scale offshore wind project. In December 2020, F900 Eco-Lifter MV UHL Fame completed the loading operation of 14 monopile foundations at Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The […]

  • 21 September 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    All 33 monopile foundations have been installed at the 140 MW Akita Noshiro wind farm offshore Akita Prefecture, Japan. The final monopile and the transition piece were installed off Akita Port by Seajacks Zaratan on 19 September, Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, the owner and the developer of the project, said. 20 units were installed off […]

  • 25 October 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Vestas is preparing to deliver the wind turbines for Japan’s Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in December, according to the latest update from the company, which has now manufactured all the blades, nacelles and most of the tower sections. Under an order received in the first half of 2020, Vestas will supply 33 of its […]

  • 5 October 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    All wind turbines have been installed at the 140 MW Akita Noshiro wind farm offshore Akita Prefecture, Japan. Akita Noshiro comprises a total of 33 Vestas V117-4.2 MW wind turbines. 20 of the units were installed off Noshiro Port, and the remaining 13 offshore Akita Port. The commissioning of the installed turbines is ongoing and […]

  • 5 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The first of the total of 33 Vestas 4.2 MW wind turbines has been installed at the Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm in Japan, the country’s first commercial-size, fixed-bottom wind project. After the installation vessel Seajacks Zaratan finished placing all the 33 monopile foundations at their respective locations is September last year, the same vessel […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    UK-based Seajacks International Limited has, through its 100% subsidiary Seajacks Japan, Ltd., signed a foundation installation contract with Kajima Corporation for an offshore wind farm project at Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture, Japan. This project is expected to be the first bottom-fixed large-scale offshore wind power project in Japan funded 100% on […]

  • 15 December 2021
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    A ship carrying the first batch of wind turbine parts for the 140 MW Akita Noshiro, Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, entered the Akita Port on Sunday, 12 December. SAL’s vessel, loaded with 11 wind turbine tower sections, departed from Taicang Port in China in early December, Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, the developer of […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Sumitomo Electric Industries has started working on its part of the project to build offshore wind farms off Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture.

  • 22 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The 20 Vestas V117-4.2 MW wind turbines installed off Noshiro Port as part of the 140 MW Akita Noshiro offshore wind project have been put into operation, Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (AOW) said. ”We are pleased to announce that we started commercial operation based on the feed-in tariff program for renewable energy at the Noshiro […]

  • 28 December 2021
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first shipment of nacelles and blades for the 140 MW Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm has reached Akita Port in Japan. A SAL ship carrying 17 nacelles and 30 blades arrived from the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark to Akita Port on Friday, 24 December. This is the second shipment of wind turbine components […]

  • 6 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Bech-Bruun has advised Marubeni Corporation and its partners on the legal and commercial matters in relation to the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan.