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  • 31 October 2012

    Japan is increasingly focusing on renewable power sources as it pushes to move away from nuclear energy. “By taking up cutting-edge technologies, Japan can be a catalyst for the development of new energy technologies, especially in the area of offshore floating wind turbines and grid transmission and distribution systems,” says Bjørn Tore Markussen, Chief Operating […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif opened a sales office in Tokyo, Japan, on 5 September. Te Roermond-headquartered company said that it has closely followed offshore wind market developments in Japan since 2015 and that it for that purpose teamed up with Japan’s Sato Tekko. The Japanese government has since identified eleven sites with potential for […]

  • 13 March 2017

    By Kjeld Duits The remarkable success of offshore wind development in the Netherlands has caught the attention of the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The Japanese organization believes the small European country is a much better model for Japan than the far larger markets of Germany and the UK. “Japan has learned a lot from […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D) efforts to reduce the country’s exposure to the highly volatile costs of imported energy and secure its future energy supply, according to a series of reports released today by the Carbon Trust.  Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development and Deployment […]

  • 3 December 2018

    Following the Japanese Government’s approval of a new offshore wind bill that will be put into effect in the spring of 2019, the Carbon Trust welcomed the move, saying that this was a crucial step for Japan’s future energy strategy.

  • 31 May 2011

    Global Wind Energy Council’s secretary-general Steve Sawyer expressed his disappointment in Japan’s decision to focus only on increasing… (ecoseed) [mappress] Source: ecoseed, May 31, 2011

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scottish Development International (SDI) will lead a trade mission to Japan from 16-20th November to explore the opportunities in subsea mining and renewables across East Asia. The trade mission will expose several British companies to detailed market insights and connect them with the key players in the industry, as they look to exploit the export opportunities […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have launched a joint Offshore Wind Task Force in Japan. The task force will address key bottlenecks to the growth of Japan’s offshore wind industry such as providing input to streamline the regulatory process for project development and building a local supply […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) and COLI Schiffahrt & Transport have entered a strategic partnership that will see the two companies jointly offering services in the offshore wind market in Japan. “With COLI a competent and experienced partner in the field of break bulk and project cargo – especially between Europe and Far East – is […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Japan’s offshore wind capacity is expected to reach 4GW in 2028, a 62-fold increase from 2018, according to a new research by Wood Mackenzie. Wood Mackenzie estimates that Japan will see a power generation shortfall of more than 10GW by 2030, as it struggles to restart 30 nuclear reactors to meet the national nuclear target, and […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    A consortium led by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has fully assembled a 3MW demonstrator floating wind turbine at the Kitakyushu Port.  

  • 10 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    Saitec Offshore Technologies and Univergy Internacional have signed an agreement for the creation of a special purpose company for the development of floating wind projects with SATH (Swinging Around Twin Hull) technology in Japan.

  • 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 […]

  • 18 April 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    A team of government and industry leaders from Japan’s eastern seaboard are set to come to Scotland to plan for the development of marine energy in Japan following an invitation by Finance Secretary John Swinney. Iwate Prefecture was one of the areas worst affected by last year’s tsunami and subsequent events at Fukushima nuclear power […]

  • 23 January 2013

    The wind energy industry, one of the key growth engines amongst renewable energy technologies slipped into a slowdown in 2012 plagued by Europe’s and other developed countries’ economic woes, its first since witnessing double digit growth rate y-o-y since 2009. Amidst this, the wind energy industry is likely to regain its lost sheen back in […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Principle Power and Japan’s Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding have signed a collaboration agreement to promote floating offshore wind projects in Japan.

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The government of Kitakyushu city in Japan is auctioning off 2,687 hectares of water area controlled by the city’s port to companies interested in constructing and operating a nearshore wind farm at the site. The capacity of the wind farm has not been disclosed yet. The government started distributing project guideline papers on 18 August. The registration period for the project started […]

  • 13 January 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is set to begin the development of a new floating offshore wind turbine system, with an aim to lower the cost of energy by JPY 20/kWh (approx. EUR 0.16/kWh) after 2030. During the project, NEDO will conduct multiple activities aimed at reducing the cost of the system, […]

  • 4 July 2014

    UK’s North East engineering firm Osbit Power, part of the Energi Coast steering group, is helping Japan to reinvigorate one of its regions, following a natural disaster in 2011, after signing a contract to supply a key piece of safety equipment to a project to build the country’s first offshore wind farm. Northumberland-based Osbit Power’s […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Grid Connection

    Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has been selected as an intended outsource company for the “Next-Generation Offshore DC Power Transmission System Development Project” run by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The development of the project will start this year and run for five years, with the goal of establishing fundamental technologies toward […]

  • 28 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    RWE Renewables Japan G.K. and Kyuden Mirai Energy have signed a Joint Bidding Agreement to enter into a full-scale feasibility study for the offshore wind project planned off the coast of Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture in Japan. E.ON, whose renewables business RWE acquired last year, and Japan’s Kyuden Mirai Energy signed a cooperation agreement in […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Japan’s largest power company Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) and Ørsted have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly on offshore wind projects. TEPCO and Ørsted will work jointly on the Choshi offshore wind project near Tokyo, for which TEPCO has been carrying out a seabed survey to examine its feasibility, and […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Japanese offshore wind-power resources have been largely overlooked but have tremendous potential, and can viably contribute to baseload power demand in the country’s post-nuclear era, according to a report released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

  • 11 March 2012

    Finance Secretary John Swinney welcomed a deal between the Orkney based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Ocean Energy Association of Japan (OEAJ) to develop Japan’s first marine energy test centre. The Finance Secretary will next month travel to Japan and South Korea to promote Scottish industry including expertise and investment opportunities in Scotland’s […]

  • 6 October 2011

    Japan’s 11 March nuclear debacle at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima six reactor complex has renewed Japan’s interest in alternative…   By Joao Peixe (oilprice) [mappress] Source: oilprice, October 06, 2011

  • 23 September 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    A lot is happening on the offshore wind power front in Japan. In June Japan unveiled its first commercial floating turbine in Asia and the 2-megawatt turbine off the coast of Fukushima will start operation on 7 October. The first project phase, which included the setting of the Hitachi downwind-type turbine with a rotor diameter […]