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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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Japan’s offshore wind power generates interest in foreign companies

Japan’s offshore wind energy arouses a growing interest in foreign companies seeking opportunities in this market, a study by the GlobalData company said today. The entity’s investigation reveals that the Japanese offshore wind power market currently represents 68 megawatts (MW), but there are potentials for 770 MW of capacity in four wind farm projects, all … Continue reading Japan’s offshore wind power generates interest in foreign companies

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Hibiki Wind Energy selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as Preferred Wind Turbines Supplier

220 MW Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm will be the first in Asia Pacific to feature MHI Vestas’ V174-9.5 MW wind turbines. MHI Vestas has confirmed that its flagship V174-9.5 MW was selected as the preferred wind turbine for the Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm. Hibikinada is the first awarded, commercial-scale wind power project to be announced … Continue reading Hibiki Wind Energy selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as Preferred Wind Turbines Supplier

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Northland partners Shizen Energy in Japan offshore wind energy

Northland Power and Shizen Energy have agreed to set up a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects in Japan. The two companies will focus on developing early stage offshore wind projects in Chiba Prefecture. Northland Power president and CEO Mike Crawley said: “We are excited to partner on this joint venture with Shizen Energy, … Continue reading Northland partners Shizen Energy in Japan offshore wind energy

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Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

A total of 21 solar and wind power plants will be erected around the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. According to the newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbunn, the constructions will be executed in incultivable sites of that damaged prefecture. Also in intramontane areas abandoned by the population due to nuclear devastation in 2011, he said. … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

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Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

Obayashi Corporation to join upcoming auctions under the 2018 law promoting offshore wind in Japan with project reaching up to 455 MW in Akita prefecture Preferred supplier agreement for the projectincludes use of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine, together with a long-term Service agreement. Commercial operation date planned from 2024 onwards Additional MoU signed to promote benefits to the local society throughout the project, with focus on safety during installation and maintenance operations All deliveries … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

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Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy recently received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind farm in Japan. The agreement with customer Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the Northern Akita Offshore Wind Farm project, and a long-term service agreement. Commercial operation date is scheduled from 2024 onwards. All … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

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E.ON, Kyuden Mirai Energy to develop Japan’s offshore wind energy industry

E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop offshore wind power projects in Japan. The cooperation is focused on fixed bottom projects and starts with a study to jointly select a project for development, construction and operations in the Kyushu area, the southernmost island of Japan. The companies may consider expanding … Continue reading E.ON, Kyuden Mirai Energy to develop Japan’s offshore wind energy industry

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Offshore Wind Power Majors to Attend CMT’s OWP Japan in Tokyo this May

CMT’s OWP Japan (Offshore Wind Power) summit in Tokyo on 15-17 May 2019, zooms in on Japan’s emerging offshore wind power market – bidding and government targets, cost reduction strategies, latest advancement in floating wind technologies and more. Japan is looking into offshore wind power to decarbonize its economy by 2050. CMT’s OWP Japan will … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power Majors to Attend CMT’s OWP Japan in Tokyo this May

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Offshore wind power in Japan turn viable with new law

Japan’s offshore wind farm market is set to gain momentum, with legal safeguards and subsidies helping to draw domestic and international participants amid a shift away from fossil fuels. Japanese leasing company Orix and Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, as well as E.ON — Germany’s largest power provider — are among those planning to establish … Continue reading Offshore wind power in Japan turn viable with new law

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WIND EXPO 2019: Industry Leaders Gather in Japan at the Dawn of Emerging Offshore Wind Power

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. will be holding WIND EXPO 2019 – Japan’s largest wind energy exhibition & conference from Feb. 27 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. Scene from the previous show (2018) The 7th edition will be attracting 160 exhibitors from 13 countries and held inside “World Smart Energy Week 2019”. Along with the other … Continue reading WIND EXPO 2019: Industry Leaders Gather in Japan at the Dawn of Emerging Offshore Wind Power

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