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Iberdrola targets Japan as a new growth platform for offshore wind power

Acquires local developer Acacia Renewables and enters joint venture with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) to develop its 3.3 GW offshore wind energy portfolio.Access to a diversified portfolio: Acacia has two wind farm plants (1.2 GW) under development and four in the pipeline, strategically located in different areas of the country’s southwest to access the … Continue reading Iberdrola targets Japan as a new growth platform for offshore wind power

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Iberdrola points to Japan as a new platform for growth in wind energy

The company acquires local developer Acacia Renewables and enters into a joint venture with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) to develop its 3.3 GW offshore wind portfolio.Access to a diversified portfolio: Acacia has two offshore wind farms (1.2 GW) under development and four in the portfolio, strategically located in different areas of the southwest of … Continue reading Iberdrola points to Japan as a new platform for growth in wind energy

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Equinor teams up for offshore wind power growth in Japan

Equinor, Jera and J-Power partner up and enter a joint bid agreement prior to Japan’s upcoming Round 1 offshore wind energy auction. The three companies will jointly evaluate and work towards submitting a joint bid in the Round 1 auction once the Japanese government officially opens what will be country’s first offshore wind auction. Establishing … Continue reading Equinor teams up for offshore wind power growth in Japan

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Offshore wind power a key resource not to be squandered in Japan

It is possible to fight the climate crisis and bolster the economy at the same time by making full use of an abundant resource that’s right before our eyes. The government and the private sector must work together to expand wind power generation. The government last month added new zones where offshore wind energy generation … Continue reading Offshore wind power a key resource not to be squandered in Japan

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JERA plans for offshore wind farm

JERA is planning to construct an offshore wind farm off Ishikari Bay, Hokkaido, Japan and has submitted its Planning Phase Environmental Impact Statement for the Ishikari Bay Offshore Wind Farm Construction Project to the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry. JERA believes Ishikari Bay to be suitable for the development of bottom-fixed offshore wind power … Continue reading JERA plans for offshore wind farm

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Japan aims for 10 GW offshore wind energy capacity by 2030

The Japan Wind Power Association said Thursday it aims to expand the country’s installed offshore wind power capacity to 10 gigawatts (GW) in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040. Offshore wind power currently provides only a small fraction of Japan’s electricity supply, but will grow after a law, the Offshore Wind Power Promotion Act, went … Continue reading Japan aims for 10 GW offshore wind energy capacity by 2030

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Vestas wins 40 MW order with Japan Wind Development for wind power project in Nagasaki

Vestas has secured a 40 MW order with Japan Wind Development (JWD) for the Hirado Minami Wind Farm in Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture, following last month’s project win with Japan Wind Development and Tokyu Land Corporation. The order includes the supply and supervision of 11 V105-3.6 MW wind turbines, delivered with customised 72.5-meter towers. The solution … Continue reading Vestas wins 40 MW order with Japan Wind Development for wind power project in Nagasaki

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Japan seeks to boost offshore wind energy projects

Japan is preparing new rules and a support framework that seeks to boost offshore wind energy projects with wind turbines in 30 locations by the end of the next decade. According to a study by the analysis firm GlobalData, the new policy plans three or four wind farm projects each year with a total generation … Continue reading Japan seeks to boost offshore wind energy projects

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Wind energy will play an important role in making renewable energy the base for Japan

Japan will build more offshore wind farms as part of its shift away from fossil fuels, industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said Friday.Kajiyama said over the next decade, Japan will aim to add infrastructure with the capacity to generate 1 gigawatt each year, eventually reaching a combined 30 gigawatts by 2040. Japan currently generates just 20,000 … Continue reading Wind energy will play an important role in making renewable energy the base for Japan

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Vena Energy has kicked-off construction of the 47 MW Nakasato wind power project in Japan

Vena Energy starts the company’s first wind farm in Japan, the 47 MW Nakasato project in Aomori Prefecture. Nakasato’s wind turbines have heights of 116.5 meters, making them the most tall wind turbines in Japan to date. Vena Energy added that so far it has reserved energy sales for the project totaling 36 MW. During … Continue reading Vena Energy has kicked-off construction of the 47 MW Nakasato wind power project in Japan

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Vestas to supply wind turbines to two wind power plants in Japan

Vestas, in partnership with Tokyu Land Corporation and Japan Wind Development, has secured a supply contract for 76 MW of wind turbines. Vestas will supply the wind turbines to Chitose Wind Farm and Noheji Mutsuwan Wind Farm in the Aomori prefecture of Japan. Asia-Pacific president Clive Turton said: “Projects like Chitose and Noheji Mutsuwan wind … Continue reading Vestas to supply wind turbines to two wind power plants in Japan

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French and Japanese Leaders Team Up to Develop Commercial Scale Floating Offshore Wind power Projects

JERA (Japan’s largest utility company), ADEME INVESTISSEMENT (a 100% French State-owned investment company aiming at financing innovative infrastructure projects) and IDEOL (a global leader in floating offshore wind) have agreed on the key terms for the establishment of an investment vehicle dedicated to the financing of the development phase of at least 2 GW of … Continue reading French and Japanese Leaders Team Up to Develop Commercial Scale Floating Offshore Wind power Projects

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Japan’s offshore wind energy market moving forward, but concerns over delays remain

On 16 April, the Japanese government declared a nationwide “State of Emergency” to stem the spread of COVID-19, which is an expansion of the declaration made by the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for seven prefectures on 7 April 2020. The level of restriction in Japan is moderate compared to other countries. Almost all the factories, … Continue reading Japan’s offshore wind energy market moving forward, but concerns over delays remain

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Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project

Vestas has received a 139 MW order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply 33 Vestas V117-4.2MW typhoon variant turbines for Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project. Located in Japan’s northern Akita prefecture, the wind farm will be the first utility-scale offshore project in Japan. The wind farm is owned by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, … Continue reading Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project

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TEPCO and Ørsted agree to establish a joint venture company for offshore wind energy in Choshi

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated (TEPCO), the largest power company in Japan, and Ørsted A/S (Ørsted), the world’s leading offshore wind developer, announced today that they have agreed to establish a joint venture company, Choshi Offshore Wind Farm K.K., with the intention of working towards a joint bid in the Choshi-city offshore wind promotion … Continue reading TEPCO and Ørsted agree to establish a joint venture company for offshore wind energy in Choshi

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ABB picked for Japanese wind turbine installation jack-up

ABB advanced power and control systems have been chosen for a giant self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) under construction for Japan’s Shimizu Corporation by shipbuilder Japan Marine United. According to Shimizu, the vessel represents an investment of 50 billion yen, about $477 million. It will have an overall width of 50 m, a length … Continue reading ABB picked for Japanese wind turbine installation jack-up

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Wind energy in Japan, MHI Vestas wind turbines for Akita Noshiro Offshore wind farm

Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (“AOW”) completes firm wind turbines agreement with MHI Vestas for the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project. In a sector first for a utility-scale wind power project in Japan, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has completed firm and unconditional orders to supply wind turbines for the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms, … Continue reading Wind energy in Japan, MHI Vestas wind turbines for Akita Noshiro Offshore wind farm

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GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind energy growth in Japan

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have launched a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force with key local and global industry players to accelerate Japan’s offshore wind market. As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind power, including five floating turbines totalling 19MW, with another 13GW … Continue reading GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind energy growth in Japan

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Japan boosts transition to offshore wind power

With the financing in place for Japan’s first large-scale commercial wind farm project, the country is looking to follow in the footsteps of Taiwan and accelerate its transition to renewable energy sources. The world’s third largest economy is aiming to boost the renewables share of its energy mix from 16% to 24% by 2030, with … Continue reading Japan boosts transition to offshore wind power

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Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

Japan’s leading power provider took its first major step in developing Asia’s promising wind energy market with the completion of Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind farm. JERA, a joint venture between utilities Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and Chubu Electric Power, owns 32.5% of the Formosa 1 wind farm off northwestern Taiwan, slated to begin … Continue reading Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

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