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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 April 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The pre-assembly work of wind turbine towers for the 140 MW Akita Noshiro, Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, has started at Akita Port. The project comprises 20 Vestas V117 – 4.2 MW wind turbines to be installed off Noshiro Port, and 13 Vestas units off Akita Port. In December 2021, SAL’s vessel, loaded with […]

  • 28 February 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 28 February 2022
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Sumitomo Electric Industries and Seaway 7 have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to together provide subsea cable engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning (EPIC) services for offshore wind projects in Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The collaboration is planned to enable the provision of a unique service to meet the need for a one-stop-shop […]

  • 12 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    BW Ideol and Tohoku Electric Power have signed an agreement to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating wind farm off the coast of Kuji city in Iwate prefecture, Japan. The companies have now initiated the feasibility studies necessary to develop the project, which will utilise BW Ideol’s Damping Pool technology. Through the Iwate floating wind project, […]

  • 23 March 2022
    Business & Finance

    BP has entered into an agreement with Marubeni to form a strategic partnership for offshore wind and potentially other decarbonisation projects, including hydrogen, in Japan. The new partnership will see BP acquiring a stake in Marubeni’s proposed offshore wind project in the country. Under the agreement, BP will join with Marubeni on a proposed offshore […]

  • 4 February 2022
    Business & Finance

    The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), has commissioned the Dutch company BLIX Consultancy to perform a floating wind market study in Japan, with an aim to strengthen offshore wind collaborations between the two countries and to obtain a better understanding of the floating wind […]

  • 27 January 2022
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Japanese energy company JERA has submitted the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Happo Town and Noshiro City Offshore Wind Power Generation Project in Akita Prefecture to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. JERA believes that the favorable wind conditions and shallow seabed off Happo and Noshiro make the area suitable for the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 December 2021
    Business & Finance

    Shizen Energy and Swancor Renewable Energy have entered into an agreement to jointly develop offshore wind farms in Japan’s Kyushu region. According to Swancor, the developer of Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm, Formosa 1, Japan’s waters are similar to Taiwan’s in terms of geological and weather conditions. “Unlike the waters of Europe, where offshore wind […]

  • 24 December 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Consortia in which Mitsubishi Corporation is the main stakeholder have been selected to develop all of the projects offered in Japan’s first fixed-bottom offshore wind auction. The Mitsubishi-led consortia have been selected to build an 819 MW Yurihonjo wind farm offshore Akita Prefecture, a 478.8 MW Noshiro Mitane Oga project, also off Akita Prefecture, and […]

  • 10 December 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Japan has launched an auction to select the developer of up to 356 MW of offshore wind capacity in the Happo-Noshiro zone off Akita prefecture. The auction opened on Friday, 10 December, and the deadline to submit bids for the development of projects at the Happo-Noshiro zone is 10 June 2022. The winner is expected […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 November 2021
    Business & Finance

    Six European and Japanese companies have established Japan’s Floating Offshore Wind Group to actively promote floating offshore wind in the country. The newly launched group – set up by Equinor, Shell, Ocean Winds (a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE), Sumitomo Corporation Global Metals, JGC Japan Corporation, and Toda Corporation – has issued three main […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]