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Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Development Bank of Japan have established their first fund dedicated to overseas offshore wind projects. Established through the fund management company Spring Infrastructure Capital, the fund will acquire the assets Sumitomo Corporation holds in the Race Bank and Galloper offshore wind farms in the UK as seed assets. […]
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 […]
The Japanese ORIX Corporation has commenced a seabed geological survey off the coast of the Chiba Prefecture to investigate the feasibility of offshore wind power. ORIX is carrying out an acoustic seabed survey in the waters offshore Choshi to study the conditions, ground structure and the topography of the seabed. The company said it is using […]
The Tokyo-based Penta-Ocean Construction Co. has taken delivery of Japan’s first offshore wind turbine installation vessel, which is now ready for first work. Penta-Ocean Construction, who ordered the CP-8001 vessel from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) in 2016, held the completion ceremony last week. According to the vessel designer GustoMSC, the delivery marks an important milestone […]
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 […]
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) is mulling a 1,000MW project in Japan that could be built off Choshi in Chiba Prefecture, The Japan News (The Yomiuri Shimbun) reports. TEPCO plans to set up an offshore wind farm comprising 200 5MW wind turbines, installed on fixed-bottom foundations, according to The Japan News, which further writes that the Japanese […]
Japanese utility JERA has entered into an agreement with Macquarie Capital and Swancor to acquire a combined 32.5% equity interest in the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project located off the north-western coast of Taiwan.
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) are launching a new working group to start discussions on standards for maintenance and management of offshore wind projects.
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.
A bill promoting the commercial use of offshore wind in Japanese waters has passed both houses of Japan’s National Diet.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has begun a seabed survey off the coast of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, to ascertain the bedrock structure of the seabed for a possible offshore wind farm.
The Japanese Cabinet has re-introduced a bill promoting commercial use of offshore wind to the 197th extraordinary National Diet session which started on 24 October and will last for 48 days.
German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) have joined forces under a new agreement that will see the two companies cooperating to market, sell, install and operate Senvion wind turbines in Japan.
Norway’s Equinor and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy met with Nippon Foundation in Tokyo to discuss offshore wind collaboration, GCE NODE said.
Huisman Equipment has signed a contract with Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) for the delivery of a 1,000mt SWL Pedestal Mounted Crane for an offshore wind turbine installation in Japan.
SeaRoc Group has completed the first specialist marine coordination training for Japanese offshore wind personnel.
The two-bladed floating wind turbine recently assembled in Japan’s Kitakyushu Port will be towed to the installation site some 15 kilometres offshore on 24 August, according to the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The Aerodyn SCD 3MW wind turbine, mounted onto Ideol’s patended Damping Pool floating foundation, is expected to start delivering power to the grid […]
German energy company Innogy has agreed to sell a 41% stake in its 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK to Japan’s J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%).
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.
Japan’s Toda Corporation has, in collaboration with Yoshida Co., Ltd., launched a vessel designed for the installation of floating offshore wind turbines.
France-based Ideol and Japan’s Acacia Renewables, Macquarie Capital’s wholly owned subsidiary, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the first utility-scale commercial floating offshore wind farm in Japan.
On 9 March, the Cabinet of Japan decided on a bill to establish basic rules for development of offshore wind power in the general common sea area, and will now submit the draft legislation to the National Diet.
EOLOS and Japan Meteorological Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday, 14 March, to cooperate in the Japanese wind and ocean resource measurement market.
Universal Foundation has established a cooperation with Hitachi Zosen for a feasibility study to assess the application of mono bucket technology at an offshore wind project in Japan.
Spain-based supplier of LiDARs to the offshore wind industry, EOLOS, is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with Japan Meteorological Corporation, thus making a significant step towards fulfilling its aim of entering the Japanese wind and ocean resource measurement market.
Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) has announced two tenders to be launched in early February, aiming to support the development of both floating and fixed-bottom offshore wind projects in the country.